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. Housed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, the Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 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. Someone collects the food donations each week and takes them to the food pantry at St. Paul’s. You can also leave your donations directly at St. Paul’s when the pantry is open.

Contact: 

Church Office
(617) 277-6860

Latest Brookline Food Pantry News

Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry - February 27
Posted: Feb 18 2021 - 4:47pm

Since COVID-19 began, the Brookline Food Pantry has been serving four times more families than previous times. Help us support the Pantry by bringing donations to United Parish this month. We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food at the Chapel ramp door on Saturday, February 27 from 10am-2pm.

Items in high demand are rice, cereals, lentils (all varieties), oatmeal, mac and cheese, pastas (any kind), pasta and tomato products, canned soups, canned vegetable and fruit (low sodium and no sugar added products), dry beans (all varieties), and healthy snacks for kids (granola bars, seaweed packages, fruit cups).

 

Here are some additional guidelines 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.

You may also make a monetary donation by visiting brooklinefoodpantry.org/monetary-donations. 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.

Contact heartsandhands@upbrookline.org for more information.

Supporting the Brookline Food Pantry
Posted: Feb 1 2021 - 1:04pm

An update from one of our community partners, 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.

 

If you'd like to donate food or toiletries, please read the guidelines below:

• 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.

 

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

United Parish Continues to Support the Brookline Food Pantry
Posted: Jan 28 2021 - 2:04pm

Did you know that since late September/early October 2020, we have been providing temporary storage of non-perishable food for the Brookline Food Pantry in our very own Willett Hall?

While our building has been closed due to COVID-19, we have been welcoming the Brookline Food Pantry into our space while they wait for a new venue. The Food Pantry has been using Willett Hall specifically to support their Brookline Thrives program.

Brookline Thrives provides free weekend meals to any Brookline school family who may benefit from additional options over the weekend. This is the program's 3rd year in operations. In past years, the program has run at Lincoln, Pierce, Florida Ruffin Ridley (formerly CCS) and BEEP. Because not all students are currently learning inside Brookline public schools, Brookline Thrives has expanded to be available to all school families across the district.

Learn more at brooklinefoodpantry.org/brookline-thrives. When you support United Parish’s General Operating budget, you are supporting the building which houses this outreach program!