Address:6 Eliot StJamaica Plain, MA 02130Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantry serves more than 120 people per month. It is open the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. (A schedule is posted on the church's Eliot Street door.) People of all ages, races, and circumstances come to the Food Pantry. Many have never asked for this kind of help before but now are in need because of job loss, fewer work hours, or medical costs. They do not ask for identification of documentation of any kind. The pantry provides basic staples like pasta and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items. - - The pantry is funded mostly by our congregation with additional help from local grocery stores and bakeries. If you would like to donate canned goods and other non-perishable items, these may be brought to the church on Sundays immediately before or after the 11:00 service. Items may be left in the bins located in the sanctuary in the back pew on the Eliot Street side of the Church. Monetary donations are also always welcome. Checks can be sent to the First Church JP office payable to the church with the notation “food pantry” on the memo line. For more information, contact the Church Office.
Address:295 Centre St # 30Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Map & Directions
Services: The Jamaica Plain APAC’s provides job-readiness programs including resume preparation, employment/education counseling, skills assessment, interview preparation, and job search assistance as well as a series of computer classes intended to build practical office skills. They also assist with Earned Income Tax Credit, Mass Health and Food Stamp application assistance, SHINE health insurance assistance, housing search and assistance, holiday toys, holiday meals, emergency clothing assistance, utility advocacy, and SafeLink Wireless applications. - - For Thanksgiving assistance: the waitlist opens beginning of November. Christmas dates will be determined.
Address:640 Washington St #203Brighton, MA 02135Map & Directions
Services: The Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Centerserves income-eligible residents of Boston.
Address:404 Washington StBrighton, MA 02135Map & Directions
Services: The Allston Brighton Food Pantry provides food basket distribution for the residents of Allston and Brighton
Address:80 Mt Auburn StWatertown, MA 02472Map & Directions
Services: Watertown Food Pantry distributes food products to needy Watertown residents. Hours of operation are: Tuesday 10:00am-11:30am and Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Address:35 Church StWatertown, MA 02472Map & Directions
Services: Provides financial assistance to needy Watertown residents for a variety of needs, including rent, fuel assistance, electricity, medications, food.
Address:19 Corinth StRoslindale, MA 02131Map & Directions
Services: ABCD's South Side satellite service center offers a variety of ABCD services and programs for low income individuals. Included in this is assistance with applications for public benefits including the SNAP program. English as a Second language instruction is also taught for individuals who need reading and writing skill instruction. VITA and tax assistance is also available for low income families. They may be able to also assist with clothing and furnature for families who have just moved with young children and infants. During the holiday season they may be able to assist with meal sites and supplies to be able to make meals of their own, as well as with toys. Summer youth employment services are available for eligible youth who apply, though spots may be limited.
Address:459 Putnam AveCambridge, MA 02139Map & Directions
Services: Distributes free grocery items including: dry goods, canned goods, bread, and fresh produce. Gently used clothing in good condition for minimal cost ($.25 to $1.00 per item; $5.00 limit per session). Customers are welcome to come both Saturdays; please do not arrive before 9 a.m., as a lottery system is used for queuing.
Address:806 Massachusetts AveCambridge, MA 02139Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry for those 55 years or older. - Tuesday & Thursday 12 Noon - 2 PM - - * Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.
Address:105 Spring StCambridge, MA 02141Map & Directions
Services: The Food Pantry provides individuals and families in need with fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and dry goods, meats, and dairy products. Community members are welcome to come to the pantry two times per month.
- Hours are Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Friday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm