Arlington Heights, MA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 112 food pantries in the Arlington Heights area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Arlington Heights , MA 2475

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Coupons.com is a free web service that allows users in Arlington Heights, MA to print coupons for savings on brand name food and general purpose items they use every day. Coupons can be printed on your computer and redeemed at any local grocery store. This service stretches a family's food budget with real savings; making your food dollar go farther. There is no fee for this service and no registration is necessary.

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Requires internet connection and printer.

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Reduced cost food in Arlington Heights , MA.

Area Served:
Arlington Heights , MA



All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
-- Jesus Christ




Communitywide Charities Incorporated

6 Miles Away

705 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 828-5777

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"Their mission is to lighten-up people’s lives in practical ways and to spread smiles around the globe." To achieve this mission, Communitywide Charities have develop programs that promote the wellness and sustenance of poor children, poor disable youths, and epilepsy patients in their world communities.

The Free Diapers-For-Babies program is designed to address the skin care and health concerns of poor new mothers and their babies in the United States. The greatest concern for parents is to keep their baby?s skin dry, healthy and free from diaper rash. Many things can cause diaper rash. Prolonged wetness, lack of air circulation, soap, chemical and dye allergies, ammonia formed by bacteria that interacts with urine left sitting against the skin and the growth of microbes in the diaper area can all be irritating and cause rashes. That is why they came up with the Free-Diapers-For-Babies program to address this need and they plan to donate disposable diapers to 5,000 Babies each year.Program:Wheel-Chair For DisablesBudget: $250,000Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.) Program Description: Millions of disable youths in third-world countries, especially in Africa are deprive of their freedom and mobility. Travel through the continent of Africa , and you will see thousands of disable young people crawling the streets among heavy automobile traffics. Governments authorities in those countries did not make enough provisions for the disables to give them Wheel-Chairs and their families cannot afford to by them one. The situation is terrible and need to be addressed right away by charitable organizations like ours.



We make a vessel from a lump of clay; It is the space inside the vessel that makes it useful. ... Thus, while the tangible has advantages, It is the intangible that makes it useful.
-- Tao Saying




Mass Appeal International

7 Miles Away

18 Acorn St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 321-0406

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Mass Appeal International is a federally designated charity, whose mission is to help individuals, and families that find themselves in the wake of disaster, be it act of man or nature. They also help individuals that face economic and physical barriers.

Mass Appeal International?s programs include but are not limited to: Public Health Education Campaign, advocacy, referrals, and educational workshops dedicated to eliminating disparities in Health Care. Voter Education Campaign, dedicated to registering and educating citizens about the voting process. Rapid Response Program makes referrals, and provides aid to families in crisis. Senior Bostonian Collaborative, intergenerational social programs for low- income seniors, incorporating art therapy. The Youth Ambassador Global Education program empowers high risk urban youth by engaging them in community service, media production, travel, the arts and culture. Participants represent their community in the National Peace Conference held at the United Nations Headquarters. Participants become affiliates of the United Nations as Youth Ambassadors through this program. Cross- Cultural Communication seminars focus on the rules, roles, and relationships of identity in America. Engages participants in an authentic multicultural dialog about American Culture and the American melting pot theory. Their JAZZ (Justice Administered from Zero to Zenith) program is a language arts forum that celebrates the archetypal tradition of oral history, jazz poetry, public oration, rhyme and prose and the power of the written word. This forum examines ancient and contemporary writers and orators pulling on classic Egyptian, European and American works that design modern society.



By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
-- Charles Wadworth




The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.

8 Miles Away

70 South Bay Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 427-5200

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To end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.

The Greater Boston Food Bank plays a unique role in the fight to end hunger by efficiently sourcing and distributing more than 37 million pounds of food and grocery products to nearly 550 member hunger-relief agencies serving more than 545,000 people every year.  They provide life-changing sustenance for one in nine residents of the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts.  They work tirelessly to ensure that the food they distribute is as nutritious as possible to enable those in need to lead healthy, productive lives.  They also engage members of their community to find their role in helping end hunger here, whether it be by giving money, food, time, or some combination of the three.



We must become the change we want to see.
-- Gandhi




Family-to-family Project Inc

8 Miles Away

14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 624-3837

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The Family-to-Family Project (FTFP) mission is to aid families who are losing or have lost their homes. Timely, innovative and flexible grants help families to restore hope and to find and keep housing. FTFP is the only program of its kind in the greater Boston area a lifeline for families that offers flexible, innovative solutions to immediate needs.

Grants from the Family-to-Family Project are made for the express purpose of assisting homeless families to move out of shelter into permanent housing or to remain in their homes. Family-to-Family grants are to be considered when all other sources of funding have been explored. The Project requires that at least one caseworker work with a family to determine needs, assisting with exploring all other possible funding resources. Grants are given for a range of needs, determined to ensure stabilization and long-term sustainability of housing. FTF is the only program of its kind in the greater Boston area a lifeline for families that offers flexible, innovative solutions to immediate needs.



Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
-- Jonathon Kozol




Gaining Ground, Inc.

9 Miles Away

PO Box 374
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 610-6086

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Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in their gardens.

Gaining Ground grows organic vegetables and fruit on 9 acres of historic farmland in Concord, MA, and gives away all of this produce to area food pantries and meal programs.



Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get to confident.
-- Nancy Kerrigan




Needham Community Council Inc

11 Miles Away

570 Hillside Avenue
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(781) 444-2415

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The Needham Community Council is a private non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.

Volunteer Drivers offer rides to medical appointments in and around the Needham, MA are. A handicapped-accessible van provides transportation to shopping, the Library, the Senior Center, etc. within Needham to residentsProgram:Food PantryBudget: NaNCategory: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Other Named Groups Program Description: Program:Child Assault Prevention ProgramBudget: NaNCategory: EducationPopulation Served: Children Only (5 - 14 years) Program Description: Volunteer trainers offer programs to Needham elementary students to help keep them "safe, strong and free".Program:English as a 2nd Language TutoringBudget: NaNCategory: EducationPopulation Served: Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees Program Description: Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one and conversation ESL groups to residents and workers within Needham.Program:Volunteer OpportunitiesBudget: NaNCategory: General CodePopulation Served: General Public/Unspecified Program Description: They provide many different volunteer opportunities for residents of all ages.



There's nobody "out there." It's all in here.
-- Mal Pancoast




Gathering Change

11 Miles Away

P.O. Box 1104
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(617) 429-0517

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Gathering Change, Inc. is a charitable organization that collects spare change from their homes, schools, faith communities and businesses. Their mission is to meet the immediate basic needs of citizens within their cities and towns who cannot achieve this goal alone. The funds are distributed back into their local food pantries and social programs.

Gathering Change will be supporting already established social organizations within their towns that have been created for charitable purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 



We are born into the world of nature; our second birth is into the world of spirit.
-- Bhagavad-gita




Lazarus House, Inc.

20 Miles Away

P.O. Box 408
Lawrence, MA 01842
(978) 269-5205

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Lazarus House Ministries is spiritually based and welcomes all in the name of God. They provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to: shelter, food, clothing, advocacy, work preparation, health services, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are in dire need. They serve to empower their guests to move beyond poverty and crisis and to become productive members of their community.  Although they are a faith-based ministry, they are not affiliated with any church.

Lazarus House Ministries is one of the largest privately funded providers of human services in the Merrimack Valley with Lawrence, their host community, the poorest city in Massachusetts. Their programs serve the neediest among us. They provide shelter to 5 families and 11 individual men and women in a safe, dry environment. Their shelter is the foundation needed for many to break the cycle of poverty and resume independent living. They feed the hungry. Their soup kitchen feeds over 200 people every day. Their food pantry provides emergency food for over 450 families each year, in addition to holiday feeding projects and community meals. Their weekly food pantry helps to feed 75 families every week. With health and community services they share compassion, free medical and dental care, advocacy, job training, ESL, childcare, all with a purpose to help move families and individuals beyond poverty and into the mainstream of living. In addition they operate 3 thrift stores which provide free clothing anf furnishings to over 1400 people every year, in addition to offering goods at a nominal fee to the community. Revenues are used for their overall funding. And they have been known to open their doors as an emergency shelter from the cold new England elements. But in all they do they believe that every guest they serve should be treated with respect and dignity, compassion and goodness.Program:Food and HousingBudget: $4,373,031Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Lazarus House provides food to those who are hungry through a variety of programs including a soup kitchen, food pantry, seasonal soup van, after work bag meals and holiday meals. Each year more than 100,000 meals are served and nearly 70,000 bags of groceries are handed out.  Their shelter programs provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent assisted living.  



Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
-- Malcolm Stevenson Forbes




Pelham Town Office

23 Miles Away

6 Village Green
Pelham, NH 03076
(603) 635-8233

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Food Pantries

Hours:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 8 am - 4 pm & Tues., 8 am - 7 pm

Eligibility:
Income restrictions & resident



The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
-- Anthony Robbins




Pelham Good Neighbor Fund

23 Miles Away

12 Main Street
Pelham, NH 03076
(603) 635-7592

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Food Pantries

Eligibility:
Resident



Tough times never last but tough people do.
-- Robert Schuller