American Red Cross: Boston Food Pantry

Filed Under: Food
1033 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, ma 02118

The Boston Food Pantry is operated by the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. Since 1982, they’ve been on a mission to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity among low-income communities throughout the Boston area. They provide food and nutrition resources to individuals and families at our pantry, through mobile distribution programs and a Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Their Food Recycling program diverts food waste from landfills transporting it to local farms where recycled into compost.

Staff and volunteers provide nutrition education and help their clients apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to better enable them to purchase more food. Through their mobile distribution programs – the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Grove Hall Alliance Initiative, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) and Head Start (HS) Initiatives – they provided healthy food and nutrition resources to varying food insecure populations throughout our community.

Service hours

Wednesday & Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am

Other Locations

Entrance door is on Proctor Street

Requirements & Restrictions

No registration or sign-up is required; no questions are asked.


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Last updated February 2, 2023


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