Food for Families in Need

Food for Families in Need

Help for Our Neighbors

For those of us who need help – ranging from unemployment insurance and SNAP benefits to mental health resources and emergency intervention – please also see the list of resources here and here. We will update this list of resources as we learn of them.

Food for Families

The Food for Families program has free bags of non-perishable food available for pickup for anybody in need at five locations in Newton. Find the bags in large “pod” containers here:
  • Fire Station 2: 1750 Commonwealth Ave., Auburndale
  • Fire Station 4: 195 Crafts St., Nonantum
  • Fire Station 7: 144 Elliot St., Newton Upper Falls
  • Fire Station 10: 755 Dedham St. Newton/Oak Hill (on the south side of the City)
  • American Legion Nonantum Post 440: 295 California St., Nonantum (near Watertown)

Please, only 2 bags per family to allow for more families to access food. Also, remember to maintain proper social distancing when picking up the bags (allow a person who is in the pod to exit before entering). Bags can picked up at any time.

Student Meals

The Corner Café, 321 Washington St., is providing free, hot lunches to Newton students pre-K through grade 12. Text “School Lunch” to 617-527-9835 for a no contact pickup.

Grab ‘n Go meals are available for all Newton Public School students. Swing by either of the two locations: the parking area near the auditorium entrance at Newton North and the front parking loop at Newton South High School between 10:00 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday.

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