SERVICES

 






FOOD PANTRY

     

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Customer Hours

Monday

10:30 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday

10:30 am- 4:00 pm

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Click here for recipes from the Needham Community Farm for fresh produce and veggies.

 

The Needham Community Council Food Pantry has been in existence for more than twenty five years. We serve close to 200 families in Needham each month. Clients of the Food Pantry receive food, paper goods, bread and pastry. Food is generously donated by Roche Bros., Sudbury Farms, Trader Joe's, Needham's houses of worship, Needham elementary schools, Boy Scouts and Postal Workers' food drives, social organizations, local companies, and individuals. The Needham Community Council is also a member of the Greater Boston Food Bank.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A NEEDHAM CHANNEL SEGMENT ON THE FOOD PANTRY!

 

The Food Pantry program is based on income eligibility. Eligibility is determined by the Needham Housing Authority or the Needham Board of Health. Click on the links below to download the necessary application forms. If you have any additional questions, contact the Needham Community Council Food Pantry at 781-444-2415 x1050.

 

FOOD PANTRY GUIDELINES

Qualification Requirements

•You must live in Needham.

•You must meet our income eligibility requirements. In general, if you meet the

  fuel assistance guidelines you will be eligible to use the Food Pantry. We do

  make exceptions for unusual circumstances. Call us.

•You must have a written letter of referral from either the Needham Housing

  Authority if you live in Public Housing or the Needham Board of Health.

•At some point, you may need to be recertified. We will send you a notification

  and all the necessary forms if this is required.

NEXT STEPS: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU QUALIFY

Upon qualifying, we welcome you to come in once every calendar month for your regular supply of groceries.

      •If your last name begins with A-K: You are invited to come in the 1st or 2nd

        weeks of the month to pick up your groceries.

      •If your last name begins with L-Z: You are invited to come in the 3rd or 4th    

        weeks of the month to pick up your groceries.

We encourage you to pick up your groceries after 11 a.m. to avoid the crowd.

Come in any Monday or Wednesday for fresh or frozen bread and pastry, depending on availability.

The Needham Community Council closes on holidays. The schedule will be posted in advance. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 781-444-2415 x1050.

 

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COME IN DURING OUR DESIGNATED HOURS...

You can receive a shopping list through fax or e-mail and place an order for after hours pick- up.

We also offer a grocery delivery service for individuals with disabilities and elderly residents without transportation. You must qualify for this service by contacting Sandra Robinson, 781-444-2415 x1020.

Delivery Schedule

If your last name begins with A-K: Orders will be called 

  prior to the 2nd Friday of each month. Food will be 

  delivered that Friday.

If your last name begins with L-Z: Orders will be  

  called prior to the 4th Friday of each month. Food will be  

  delivered that Friday.

      

CONTACT US

Email: foodpantry@needhamcommunitycouncil.org 

Phone: 781-444-2415 x1050

Fax: 781-453-8806


Lettuce fresh from the Needham Community Farm donated to the Council's Food Pantry

July 8, 2008

To learn more about the Needham Community Farm, view their website at http://needhamfarm.org/

 

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