Where are Boston’s food banks?

Find groceries, make a donation or volunteer.

School closures, lay-offs, mounting bills and stockpilers sweeping supermarket shelves; many people are stretched to afford and find enough food to feed their families, while Boston’s state of public emergency in response to COVID-19 rolls on.

Food banks are feeling the pressure, as more residents turn to them for extra support during this uncertain time. The Greater Boston Food Bank, which usually feeds 2,700 individuals a month, has reportedly seen a 50% increase in food distribution over the last few weeks, since the City announced self-isolation and social-distancing recommendations. They distribute to more than 500 food programs across eastern Massachusetts, and rely heavily on donations and the work of volunteers.

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Whether you need help getting enough groceries, would like to make a donation (cash or food items), or are healthy and willing to volunteer, below is a list of food banks in each Boston neighborhood.

Note: To protect workers and customers, many food pantries are now offering curbside service, but please contact them before traveling out to make sure they are open and to find out what safety protocols they have in place.

DORCHESTER

Codman Square Food Pantry, 378A Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Call: (617) 825-9660

Open: Tuesday 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Eglise Baptiste Haitienne, 1 Dix Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

Call: (617) 287-8351

Open: First and second Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. until food runs out

 

Dorchester House Health. 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Call: (617) 288-3230

Open: Wednesday 8 - 10 a.m.

 

Neponset Health Center, 398 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Call: (617) 282-3200

Open: Tuesday 8 - 11 a.m.

 

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Ctr. 895 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124

Call: (617) 825-3400

 

Holy Tabernacle Church, 70 Washington St, Dorchester MA 02121

Call: (617) 427-8022

Open: Friday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Catholic Charities/ Yawkey Center, 185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester MA 02121

Call: (617) 506-6600

 

Greater Anointing Church, 20 Charlotte St, Dorchester MA 02121

Call: (781) 535-4837

Open: Second Saturday of the month 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Faith Pentecostal Church, 301 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Call: (617) 265-5700

Open: Alternating Fridays 1 - 3 p.m.

 

Salvation Army/ Boston Kroc Center, 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Call: (617) 318-6936

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Pilgrim Church, 540 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

Call: (617) 282-0456

Open: Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

USCCB/Blessed Mother St.Teresa Parish of Calcutta, 800 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

Call: (617) 436-2190

Open: Thursday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Saturday 9 - 11 a.m.

 

Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (kids only), Deer Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Call: (617) 288-7120

HYDE PARK

Hyde Park Food Pantry, Hyde Park Municipal Building, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Call: (617) 637-7413

Open: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Rehoboth Baptist Church of Boston, 931 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Call: (857) 413-0490

Open: Second and fourth Saturday of the month, 12 - 2  p.m.

JAMAICA PLAIN

ABCD/Jamaica Plain, 30 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Call: (617) 522-4830

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

St. Vincent De Paul/ Our Lady of Lourdes, 45 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Call: (617) 524-0240

Open: Monday 6 - 8 p.m.

MATTAPAN

Gladtidings, 573 Norfolk St, Mattapan, MA 02126

Call: (617) 296-6784

Open: Friday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Healthy Baby Healthy Child, 213 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126

Call: (617) 534-2032

Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

 

Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Ctr., 130 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126

Call: (617) 296-7450

Open: Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ROXBURY AND MISSION HILL

People’s Baptist Church, 134 Camden Street, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 427-0424

Open: Third Wednesday of the month, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

 

Warwick House/St. Katherine Drexel, 175 Ruggles Street, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Call: (617) 445-8915

Open: Thursday 8 - 9 a.m.

 

Grant A.M.E., 1906 Washington Street. Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 427-0670

Open: First and third Thursday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 318-0236

Open: Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 4:30 - 6 p.m.

 

Boston Missionary Baptist Community Ctr., 336 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 427-4448

 

Omega Men in Action, 32-34 Linwood St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 708-0741

 

Resurrection Lutheran Church, 94 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 427-2066

 

Fair Foods at Yawkey Boys and Girls Club, 115 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 427-6050

Open: Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

 

Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 442-7855

Open: Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

Eliot Congregational Church, 56 Dale Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 445-7525

 

Church of God of Prophecy, 270 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 427-7766

 

American Red Cross, 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 375-0735

Open: Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Emmanuel Temple Church, 471 Warren Street, Dorchester MA 02121

Call: (617) 442-8500

Open: First Wednesday of the month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

 

Charles Street A.M.E. Church, 551 Warren Street, Dorchester MA 02121

Call: (617) 442-7770

Open: First and third Thursday of the month, 12 - 2 p.m.

 

ABCD Roxbury/North Dorchester Neighborhood Opportunity Center, 565 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Call: (617) 442-5900

Open: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Berea Church Pantry, 108 Seaver Street, Dorchester MA 02121

Call: (617) 427-2201

Open: First and third Thursday of the month, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 

St. Mary of the Angels, 377 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119

Call: (617) 833-1898

Open: Wednesday 5 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Grace and Hope Mission, 1900 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 0211

Call: (617) 442-7579

Open: Tuesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

ABCD/Parker Hill Fenway Neighborhood Service Center, 714 Parker Street, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Call: (617) 445-6000

Open: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SOUTH BOSTON

Fourth Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester Street, South Boston MA 02127

Call: (617) 268-1281

 

St. Augustine’s/St. Monica’s, 331 Old Colony Avenue, South Boston, MA 02127

Call: (617) 268-1230

Open: Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 363 East Street, South Boston MA 02127

Call: (617) 268-8100

CHARLESTOWN

The Harvest on Vine, 49 Vine Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

Call: (617) 337-3545

DOWNTOWN

St. Anthony Shrine Franciscan Food Center, 100 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

Call: (617) 542-6440 ex 258

Open: Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108

Call: (617) 371-1800

EAST BOSTON

Holy Redeemer Church/Our Daily Bread Pantry, 56 Havre St, Boston, MA 02128

Call: (617) 567-5926

Open: Wednesday and Sunday 3 - 4 p.m.

 

Grace Federated Church/Emergency Food Cupboard, 760 Saratoga Street, Boston, MA 02128

Call: (617) 569-5358

Open: Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

WEST END AND BEACON HILL

Paulist Center, Wednesday Night Supper Club, 5 Park Street, Boston MA 02108

Call: (617) 942-4460

ALLSTON AND BRIGHTON

Allston-Brighton APAC, 406 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA 02134

Call: (617) 783-1485

Open: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Call: (617) 254-4046

Open: Second and fourth Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

ABCD/Allston Brighton, 640 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Call: (617) 903-3640

BACK BAY AND FENWAY

Friday Night Supper, 351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Call: (617) 536-7050

CHINATOWN

Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111

Call: (617) 338-9000

SOUTH END

Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 414-3834

Open: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Project Place, 1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 542-3740

 

Salvation Army, 1500 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 236-7233

 

Union United Methodist Church, 485 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 287-1020

 

ABCD/ South End Neighborhood Action Program, 554 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 267-7400

 

CAB Health & Recovery Services, 784 Massachusetts Avenue. Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 226-3246

 

In addition to food banks, free “grab-and-go” meals are available at Boston Public Schools for youth and teenagers, as well as YMCA and Boston Centers for Youth and Families locations. Please practice social-distancing while at these meal sites and do not visit if you are unwell. All locations are open weekdays.

A current list and detailed map of all meal sites can be found on boston.gov.