Get Help

If you don’t have enough food or personal care products, the Newton Food Pantry can help.

We will continue to operate outside the War Memorial Circle at Newton City Hall until fall 2021. Until that time, each client will receive pre-bagged food, which includes dry goods, produce, dairy, proteins, and personal care products. The amounts will vary based on family size. ALL CLIENTS CAN CONTINUE TO PICK UP FOOD TWICE PER MONTH.

How to Get Food

You must be a Newton resident to shop at this pantry.

  • Please complete a New Client Form or pick up a form at the Newton Food Pantry during our hours of operation.
  • Bring the completed form and proof of Newton residency when you come to pick up food the first time. Proof of residency can be a tax bill, rent statement, utility bill, phone/cable bill, or car registration. Driver’s Licenses are NOT an acceptable form of documentation.

If you are homebound due to age or disability, you may qualify for home delivery. Please contact us by phone at 617-796-1233 or email us.

Where to Get Food

During the pandemic, all food can be picked up outside the War Memorial Circle at Newton City Hall. City Hall is accessible from MBTA Bus #59.

When to Get Food

Our hours have changed during the pandemic. Food pickup is Wednesday from 1:30pm until 5:30pm.

If the Newton Public Schools are closed due to bad weather, the Newton Food Pantry will also be closed. Check local media for school closing information. We will also announce closings on the home page of our website. Please check our website before leaving home.

What You Get

Each client will receive a 5-day supply of pre-bagged, nutritionally balanced food including dry goods, produce, dairy, proteins, and vital personal care products.

Only 1 in 3 food-insecure adults used a food pantry and only 1 in 2 food-insecure adults enrolled in SNAP, according to a new study conducted by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

One in Three Adults

Other Food Resources


Newton Community freedge
Organized by the Newton Food Pantry
420 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02458

Centre Street Food Pantry
11 Homer Street
Newton, MA 02459

Arabic Baptist Food Pantry
187 Church Street
Newton Corner, MA 02458

Surrounding Towns

Salvation Army/
Waltham Pantry

33 Myrtle Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Watertown Food Pantry
80 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472

I have been going through a financial hardship these last couple of months, and it’s been very difficult for my husband to support all our family’s basic needs. After paying rent and utilities and providing school supplies to our children, we have less than $100 a week to feed our family.

NFP Client