Support Our Boston-area Food Heroes

They welcome volunteers and donations

Food Pantry

Needham Community Council Food Pantry

  • The Needham Community Council Food Pantry serves over 400 Needham households each month, providing customers with food, paper goods, and toiletries. Items are provided by Roche
    Needham Community Council’s Food Pantry

    Bros., Sudbury Farms, Volante Farms, Needham Community Farm, food drives by Scouts, Postal Workers, Houses of Worship and other local organizations, and donated funds. The Greater Boston Food Bank and other partner organizations are sources of food. See all the ways to contribute.

Food Rescue

Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a food rescue organization

      • Headquartered in Newton, Lovin’ Spoonfuls facilitates the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to local meal programs and social service entities serving those in need.
      • They receive local donations from Trader Joe’s, Volante Farms, Whole Foods Market, and Captain Marden’s Seafoods.

Boston Area Gleaners Harvesting for the Hungry

      • With the help of volunteers, the Gleaners harvest and pack food donated from local farms for communities across the region. Through their Distribution program, they deliver fresh food to a network of local food pantries, food banks, and meal programs, and provide trucking support to partner non-profits and farms in need of resources

The Daily Table  Retail Stores in Boston and Cambridge

      • A not-for-profit grocery chain offering a wide selection of SNAP-eligible foods, including fresh produce, grocery staples and made-from-scratch prepared foods, all at moderate prices.
      • By partnering with a network of growers, manufacturers, and other suppliers, they source high-quality food at low costs and make it available to everyone at prices designed for even a SNAP budget.


Needham Community Farm

Envisions local solutions to the problem of unequal access to fresh, healthy food in suburban and other areas. To achieve their mission, they engage children and adults in activities that provide locally, sustainably grown food to the community, while inspiring an appreciation of how the environment is directly related to our wellbeing. Since 2008, the farm has donated thousands of pounds of produce to the Needham Community Council Food Pantry, and their Mobile Market  distributes our produce at four Needham Housing Authority sites.

The Food Project

Creates a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. Each year, The Food Project hires 140 teens, grows 200,000 lbs. of food, and donates more than 180,000 servings of fresh produce to hunger relief organizations across eastern Massachusetts.


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