Brookline Food Pantry

at the Brookline food bank

United Parish is an active contributor to the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry. The Brookline Food Pantry provides free food to Brookline families and individuals in need.

As of August 1, 2021, the main location of the Food Pantry is located at United Parish. Visit their website to learn more about food distribution and donation drop-off days.

Items most needed are: cereal, pasta sauce, soups, canned meats, tuna fish, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, jams and jelly, powdered milk (boxes of individual packages), and toiletries (soap, shampoo and toothpaste).

Please bring your donation to United Parish on Sundays (or during the week when the building is open) and place your contribution in the baskets in the Marion Street lobby, in the back of the Sanctuary or at the 210 Harvard Street entrance.

Contact: 

Brookline Food Pantry
617-800-5339

Latest Brookline Food Pantry News

Volunteer or Work at The Brookline Food Pantry
Posted: Sep 16 2021 - 6:38pm

With three locations in Brookline, the Brookline Food Pantry (BFP) serves over 700 needy households each week, providing fresh produce, meat and dairy as well as household staples. They also serve over 500 students with food bags to take home from school each weekend and deliver food to clients who cannot get to them.

With clients coming to BFP in record numbers since the pandemic began, they always need additional volunteers and hope you will consider volunteering and telling family, friends, and neighbors about the opportunity to help. Potential volunteers can learn more and connect with them here.

They are also seeking a full-time Inventory Manager to play a key operational role and would appreciate your sharing this opportunity with family, friends and neighbors. In addition to managing Pantry inventory and assisting with daily operations, this role includes driving food between locations and lifting boxes up to 50 lbs. For more information, please contact Julia at brooklinefoodpantryjobs@gmail.com.

Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry - September 12
Posted: Sep 2 2021 - 5:11pm

The Hearts and Hands Ministry Team will be collecting food on Sunday, September 12 to help support the Food Pantry. Bring your canned goods and non-perishable food to church with you on Sunday from 9:30am-12:30pm. Click here for a list of food in need. You may also make a monetary donation by clicking here. Contact heartsandhands@upbrookline.org for more information.

Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry - August 7
Posted: Jul 23 2021 - 2:24pm

The Hearts and Hands Ministry Team will be holding a food drive for the Brookline Food Pantry on the first Saturday of every month. The next one will be Saturday, August 7 from 10am-2pm at the Chapel ramp door. Contact heartsandhands@upbrookline.org for more information.

We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food to help support the Food Pantry.

Please read the guidelines below from the Brookline Food Pantry:

• We aim for healthy and nutritious items for our clients (think lower sugar cereal, whole grains, fewer preservatives, etc)

• Many of our clients have special dietary restrictions and often request low sodium, low sugar, lactose free, gluten free items.

• Many of our clients have small children at home so snacks for young kids are great! Diapers too!

• Personal care items such as feminine products, shampoo, lotion, Vaseline are always appreciated.

• We have plenty of canned tuna fish and beans.

• Clients love vegetable and chicken broth to cook with.

• Cooking oils are often asked for

  • Vegetable
  • Extra virgin
  • Sunflower

• Some items that our clients think of as special treats include

  • Jarred olives
  • Pickles
  • Dried fruit
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Honey
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Artisan crackers

• Please check all expiration dates before donating. We cannot accept items past their expiration date.

A note from the Brookline Food Pantry:

"Monetary donations to the pantry are the most impactful for us right now, they go farther than you may think. We are able to use all monetary donations towards purchasing food in large quantities from the Greater Boston Food Bank at a discounted price. Food donations are wonderful and always much appreciated, but since we feed over 700 households a week, we need to have a very high inventory of our staple items on hand at all times. Purchasing in bulk allows us to do that."

Click here to make a monetary donation.

For more information, please contact the Brookline Food Pantry brooklinefoodpantry@gmail.com, or 617-800-5339 or visit https://www.brooklinefoodpantry.org/.