Brookline Food Pantry
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.
Latest Brookline Food Pantry News
After careful and prayerful consideration, the Stretching into Justice Team wants to advise the United Parish Community that United Parish will not be hosting the Community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Simply put, we do not have the leadership or bandwidth to organize a sit-down dinner for roughly 200 people. Nor have we been successful in finding someone within the congregation to take on this substantial leadership role. It became clear that the role played by our former tenant, Catering to You, was very significant. They had loaned us various items including large pots and place settings which we would have had to purchase.
For those of you who have regularly volunteered your time at the Dinner, there will be opportunities to help the Brookline Food Pantry with their efforts. We are also preparing a list of all the places in the Boston-area where fully-prepared meals are being served and will pass that to those interested. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Friday, September 16, the Brookline Food Pantry will offer additional hours for food distribution to clients. The Food Pantry will soon be open at their United Parish location on Wednesdays from 2-5pm and Fridays from 10:30am-1pm. Contact Operations Manager Arielle Chernin at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.