Ethan Diamondstein Newton Food Pantry

Please Support the Newton Food Pantry

Dear NFP Supporters,

COVID-19 has brought about a challenging and uncertain time for many in our community, but we have had some amazing support from our community over the past week in the form of financial and in-kind donations and offers to volunteer. Thank you, Newton!

Please help us to continue this support by donating HERE today!

In the face of COVID-19, our top priority is to keep our clients and volunteers healthy and safe. Therefore, our pantry procedures have changed until further notice. We are open during the City Hall closure and providing food to Newton residents (including both NEW and EXISTING clients) during our regularly scheduled hours, but instead of running a “choice” pantry where it can be difficult to maintain safe distancing, we are providing pre-packaged bags of food to our clients. Important safety procedures that we have implemented during this crisis are summarized HERE.

Newton Food Pantry

Through the generosity of our community, we are able to now offer all Newton residents who need food the opportunity to pick up pre-packaged bags of groceries twice per month until this crisis subsides. Every client will receive the same pre-bagged food, but the amounts will vary based on family size.

In addition to revamping our operations to change from a choice pantry to pre-bagged food, we have been working with numerous local businesses to expand our inventory. For example, Great Harvest Bread has been providing us with freshly baked bread offerings, and Johnny’s Luncheonette has been providing us with homemade soup offerings.

Ethan Diamondstein Newton Food Pantry

Another amazing example of how just one person can make a huge difference in our community is volunteer Ethan Diamondstein. Ethan, who is a Saturday volunteer, contributed donations to the NFP from his canceled bar mitzvah, where he was actually going to speak about the issue of hunger. He has also walked and raised money for the NFP’s Walk For Hunger team. Yay Ethan!

We have also been expanding our delivery of groceries to individual households and providing bags of groceries in bulk to Senior Housing complexes. During this time when City Hall is closed, if you wish to contribute non-perishable goods, you can drop them off at 36 Metacomet Road or 61 Ballard Street. 
Please support the Newton Food Pantry

Anyone who wishes to volunteer and is between the ages of 18-60 and not in a high risk group for COVID-19, please email Regina Wu at

A huge thank you to all of you for remaining committed to NFP and we hope you all remain safe and healthy.

With Gratitude,

Tracie, Regina, Maria, Ron, Peter, and Carol

Newton Food Pantry Board

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