We know school closures may significantly impact families in many ways, especially those experiencing food insecurity. Beginning on Tuesday, March 17th, Grab ‘n Go meals will be available to NPS students in need at both Newton North and Newton South High Schools. Please see details below:
Time: Between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location at South: Front parking loop
Location at North: Parking area near auditorium entrance
In addition, we wanted to share some local Newton and Boston resources for food.
Food PantriesCentre Street Food Pantry: 11 Homer St, Newton Centre is providing pre-packed bags of fresh and non-perishable food from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, or 1st Saturday of the month, (Saturday, April 4 from 11:30-2) www.
centrestfoodpantry.org.Newton Food Pantry: Located at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave is distributing pre-packaged bags of fresh and non-perishable food, toiletries and household cleaning products - Wednesdays 1:30-5:30 and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am-noon. (In April, please note it will be open on the 2nd Saturday - April 11th from 10 am - noon instead of the 3rd Saturday). While Newton public schools are closed, families with children can shop twice a month at the pantry. http://www.newtonfoodpantry. org/Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry: The Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry serves people in the Newton area and is distributing pre-packaged goods on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 187 Church Street.Post 440 Mobile Food Bank: Anyone can pick up bagged groceries at the American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 295 California St. on the 3rd Friday of the month between 10-11am in the parkig lot. This is a partnership between Post 440 and the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)
Boston resident students will be able to access the city’s food resources: https://www.boston.gov/departments/food-access.
Project Bread (1-800-645-8333) will be able to support families in need, especially if you are unable to go to work.Food for Families ProgramThe Newton Health and Human Services Department is continuing their Food For Families Program. With the library and City Hall temporarily closing, they are relocating our food bag program locations. Soon, they will have 5 locations in the City with food bags for residents to pick up. More details coming soon.
CSFP: Commodity Supplement Food Program is sponsored by the US Dept of Agriculture in partnerships with the States and local communities. The Greater Boston Food Bank administers the program with our Senior Center running it locally. You must be 60 years of age and meet the income guidelines. This program has been ongoing for a few years now, is run through the senior center, and you receive two free bags of groceries monthly on the 3rd friday of the month.Home delivery of box lunches provided by Springwell for those who usually served by meals at the senior center.