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Food Assistance

People in need of food have several options. Newton case managers can help you access any of the food assistance programs listed below, or you may access them directly on your own.

SNAP - Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (food stamps)

SNAP Website - Check eligibility, apply online, learn more
Administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance
80 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA 02120

Newton Farmer's Markets are now accepting SNAP benefits!
Cold Spring Park                 West Newton                                                       
1200 Beacon St.                  Elm St.
Tuesday's 1:30-6pm           Saturday's 10am-2pm
July 11- Oct. 31                   June 24-Oct. 7

WIC - Women, Infant, Children

WIC Website: Check eligibility, apply for assistance, find breastfeeding support and more
32 South St., Suite 201, Waltham, MA 02453

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CFSP)

The CSFP is a once per month food distribution for individuals 60 years of age or older. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please click here or contact Emily Kuhl:, 617-796-1672  

Food Pantries -- 3 in Newton

(referral needed, please print & complete this form)

Food pantry participants may visit all 3 food pantries, if needed.

Centre St. Food Pantry
11 Homer St.
Tuesday's 4-7pm
Every 1st Saturday 11am-1pm

Newton Food Pantry
1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Wed. 1:30-5:00pm
Every 3rd Saturday 11am-12pm

Arabic Baptist Food Pantry
187 Church St.
2nd and 4th Friday's 11am-1pm
Twice per month

Newton Food Pantry

Phone (617) 928-6021
Click here to download the Food Pantry Application Form

Location: Newton City Hall (Basement Level)
1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton MA 02459

Enter from Homer Street side of building – look for our sign.

The Newton Food Pantry provides a 4 – 5 day supply of nutritionally balanced food, once a month, to supplement the basic food supply of Newton residents in need. Our shelves are stocked with canned goods, toiletries and, when available, meat, fish, fresh produce, salads, tofu, eggs, cheese, milk and other dairy products. Everything is free to those who have verified need. Open for shopping every Wednesday 1:30 – 5, and the third Saturday of each month 11am – noon.

Non-perishable food and toiletry donations may be dropped off outside our basement door whenever City Hall is open, or while the pantry is staffed: Wednesdays 9:30 – 1:30 and 2:30 – 5, third Saturdays 10 – noon.  By law, we only accept canned or boxed food that is unopened and within expiration dates.  We cannot accept medications, vitamins, or homemade food products.

The Newton Food Pantry is an independent, all-volunteer nonprofit organization that is not directly funded by the city or any government source. If you would like to help put food on our hungry neighbors’ table, please make checks payable to Newton Food Pantry and mail to the address above. Or give online at our website.

For more information, please contact volunteer Tracie Longman at (617) 928-6021.

Centre St Food PantryCentre Street Food Pantry

Phone (617) 340-9554
Click here to download the Food Pantry Application Form

11 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA ; Enter on Furber Lane

The Centre Street Food Pantry is a 501(c )3 non-profit organization and a member of the Greater Boston Food Bank. It is located on the lower level of Trinity Church in Newton Centre at 11 Homer Street. The #52 MBTA bus stops nearby, and we are a few blocks from the Newton Centre T stop. The phone number is (617) 340-9554

The pantry is open every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 
2 p.m. Eligible people are welcome to shop once per month.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation of non-perishable food, household, or hygiene items please contact the pantry at If you would like to make a cash donation, you may mail it to the address above.

Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry

The Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry/Clothes Closet is a non-profit organization run by volunteers from the church, community, Boy Scouts troops, YMCA, and Eliot House. The Pantry is located at: 

Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry
187 Church Street
Newton Corner, MA 02458
(617) 723-9766

Food and clothing is distributed the second and fourth Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The pantry provides a three-day supply of food once a month for eligible Newton residents.

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