Nutrition

ABCD Food Pantries

If you don’t have food to make it through the day and are worried about what tomorrow brings, tap into the ABCD network of neighborhood food pantry sites for access to healthy food. We’re here to ensure that no family faces a food emergency alone. Leave the food pantry with non-perishables (cereal, rice, and canned tomatoes, for example) fresh produce, and more, as well as referrals to long-term support services to help your family overcome hunger for good.

Contact: Allston/Brighton (p) 617-903-3640, 640 Washington Street, Suite 203 Brighton, MA Roxbury/N. Dorchester (p) 617-442-5900, 565 Warren Street, Roxbury MA 02121

Jamaica Plain (p) 617-522-4250, 30 Bickford Street Lower Level, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 Parker Hill Fenway (p) 617-445-6000, 714 Parker Street, Roxbury MA 02120 https://bostonabcd.org/service/food-pantries/

Allston Brighton Food Pantry

The Allston-Brighton Food Pantry provides nourishing food at no cost to members of the Allston-Brighton community. We’re dedicated to maintaining a welcoming atmosphere respectful to all community members without regard to race, religion, social position, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Contact: (p) 617-254-4046, 404 Washington Street, Brighton MA 02135, http://abfoodpantry.com

Bread of Life Malden

Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry serving the communities north of Boston, with a mission to feed the body and to nurture the soul. We strive to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.

Contact: (p) 781-397-0404, http://www.breadoflifemalden.org

Brookline Food Pantry

Ensuring none of our Brookline neighbors go to bed hungry.

Contact: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 Saint Paul Street, Brookline MA 02446

55A Egmont Street, Brookline MA 02446

Community Cupboard Food Pantry

Provides food for people in need every Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30. The Pantry is run entirely by volunteers, about half of them from the church and half from the community—a coalition that is reflected in one of its Co-Coordinators being a member of the church and one a community member.

Contact: (p) 781-396-4549, 147 High Street, Medford MA 02155, http://uumedford.org/connection/food-pantry/

DotHouse Health Food Pantry

We do not want our neighbors and their families to go hungry. Twice-a-week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, we operate a Seniors and a Community food pantry for Dorchester and Mattapan residents. We provide a shopping bag full of healthy food which usually includes eggs, poultry, bread, vegetables and pasta.

Contact: http://www.dorchesterhouse.org/services/food_pantry.html

The Greater Boston Food Bank

With the help of our partners and supporters, GBFB acquires and distributes food that enables local food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers and other partners to do their vital work of providing nutritious food and meals.

Contact: (p) 617-427-5200, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston MA 02118, https://www.gbfb.org

Hyde Park Food Pantry

Our mission is to provide hunger relief to our neighbors who can’t make ends meet. Contact: http://www.hydeparkfoodpantry.org/contact.html

My Brother’s Table

Founded in 1982 My Brother’s Table, the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore, has provided over 3 million hot, free meals and outreach to men, women and children in need. Last year alone MBT served over 186,000 meals.

Contact: (p) 781-595-3224, 98 Willow Street, Lynn MA 01901, http://www.mybrotherstable.org

Roslindale Food Pantry

Serving Roslindale and West Roxbury, the Food Pantry is a client-choice pantry where families can come once per month to self-select from available items. Food is distributed free of charge. A MA state ID or driver’s license is needed to shop at the Food Pantry.

Contact: (p) 617-390-6164, http://roscon.org/food-pantry/

Southwest Community Food Center

Southwest Community Food Center is the only area food pantry open five days a week, year-round, with late hours to accommodate working families. Appointments are encouraged, though walk-ins are welcome. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (No morning appointments on Wednesdays).Households typically receive one food order a month, or more often in times of extreme need or crisis. Food orders typically contain a balance of meat, produce, fruits and vegetables, and grains.

Contact: (p) 617-471-0796, 1 Copeland Street, Quincy MA 02169, https://www.qcap.org/our-programs/food- nutrition/

Zinberg Clinic Food Pantry

The Zinberg Food Pantry is housed within the Zinberg Clinic, a primary care clinic of Cambridge Health Alliance, on the 2nd floor of the Cahill Building. Our pantry supports the health and well being of our patients, many of whom have serious, chronic medical issues. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact: (p) 617-665-1606