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.


Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch- Expanded to ALL Newton residents

Newton residents can pick up a bag containing 3 days worth of breakfast and lunch at the following locations weekdays from 10am-noon:

Newton North (theater entrance)

Newton South (main entrance UNTIL 9/14, then will be located at the side entrance at the first parking lot on the right)

Newton Early Childhood Program (NECP) at 150 Jackson Rd. (UNTIL 9/11, AFTER 9/11 THIS LOCATION WILL BE CLOSED)


SNAP - Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (food stamps)

Click here for an informational video on applying for SNAP

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 accept SNAP benefits!
Cold Spring Park                 West Newton                                                       
1200 Beacon St.                  Elm St.
Tuesdays 1:30-6pm           Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm
July 9- Oct. 22                   June 22-Oct. 5

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  

Mobile Market

A free farmer's market style distribution of assorted foods for all, including veterans, military families, and seniors.

Where: The American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 295 California St, Newton, MA
Time: 10:00-11:00am
2020 Dates: May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18
To register, call: Ken Poirier at (617) 244-0440. Leave a voicemail with your name & phone number.

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.
Bagged grocery pickup
Tuesdays 2:30-6 pm and 1st Saturday of the month 11:30 am - 2 pm 

Newton Food Pantry
1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Bagged grocery pickup
Wed. 1:30-5:30pm

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

Newton Food Pantry

*The Newton Food Pantry only serves Newton residents. First time shoppers must bring proof of residency.

Phone (617) 796-1233
Click here to download the Food Pantry Application Form

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

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. The Newton Food Pantry only serves Newton residents so first time shoppers must bring proof of residency.

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 call (617) 796-1233.

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

Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry

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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