Each month we provide a free 10-day supply of nutritionally balanced food and vital personal care products to more than 1,500 Newton residents who cannot afford enough to eat. That equates to 750 bags per week.
We receive no local, state or federal funding. 100% of your donations support our community. Last year alone we distributed over 19,740 bags thanks to volunteers, donors and sponsors.
How Can You Help?
Consider a Financial Donation
- Help support the Newton Food Pantry through your charitable cash donations. Both one-time and monthly recurring donations appreciated.
- During the COVID-19 crisis, the best way you can put food on your neighbors’ table is through a financial gift. Please click here to give online, or make a check payable and mail to: Newton Food Pantry, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02459.
- Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Newton Food Pantry’s Tax ID number is 04-3218895.
- Currently, the best way to donate is by purchasing and sending items listed on our Amazon Wish List.
- You can also purchase perishable and non-perishable items and bring them to the Newton Community freedge at 420 Watertown Street, a 24/7 free refrigerator and pantry organized by NFP. Please review freedge donation guidelines prior to donating.
- Beginning on September 1st, NFP will accept additional in-kind donations. While NFP welcomes all contributions, donations of items on our Most Needed Items list are greatly appreciated.
- If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact us for more information.
Shop at AmazonSmile
If you are ordering from Amazon, do so via AmazonSmile. Search for “Newton Food Pantry” under “Pick your own charitable organization” and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us.
Drop Off Grocery Bags
We need double-bagged brown paper grocery bags with handles for our weekly distribution to clients. See why double bags are best for our clients! Please drop off your bags at the following locations:
59 Grove St., Auburndale, MA 02466
365 Cherry St., West Newton, MA 02465
208 Woodward St., Newton, MA 02468
Become a Supporter
Is your business or organization interested in providing ongoing support to the Newton Food Pantry? Consider becoming a Supporter today. Head to our Supporters page to see our growing list of incredible businesses.
“ For years, I have worked at the Newton Food pantry, bagging and delivering food to people experiencing food insecurity in Newton. I have had fun volunteering, and have learned a lot about how food insecurity impacts people around me.”
Henry, NFP Ride For Food team member & volunteer