Brighton Allston Congregational Church: Thrift Shop and Food Pantry

Filed Under: Clothing, Faith-Based Organizations, Food
404 Washington Street
Brighton, ma 02135
Phone: 617-254-4046

Thrift Shop:
Closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Food Pantry: Baskets and Community Supper
The Allston Brighton Food Pantry provides food baskets for eligible Allston Brighton residents. Distribution occurs at the church at 404 Washington Street, Brighton Center, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

In November, there is only one distribution, the second Saturday before of the month. There is no need to call in advance but please bring a picture ID and proof of residency in order to register for these baskets. They contain general groceries and everything you need for a festive Thanksgiving meal.

In December, baskets are distributed on the second Saturday only.

Visit Allston Brighton Food Pantry website for information, restrictions, and dates.

All are welcome to the Community Supper, now being handled as a takeout, every Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6pm

Service hours

Thrift Shop: Closed until further notice
Food Baskets: Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 9:30am - 1pm
Community Supper: Takeout every Wednesday 4:30- 6pm

Requirements & Restrictions

Food Basket Distribution Policies

  • One food basket per household per month
  • Food baskets are provided only to residents of Allston and Brighton, MA.
  • Distribution is the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, except November and December
  • On distribution days, the food pantry is open from 10am – 1pm.
  • Each basket contains approximately a 3 to 4 day supply of food
  • Proper ID and proof of need (see below) is required to receive a food basket

Required Documents
1. Photo ID
2. Current phone, gas or electric bill with your name & address (only one of these is needed)
3. One of the following: welfare (EBT) card, MassHealth card, SSI papers, unemployment papers, or a referral/letter from either a social worker, medical doctor, registered nurse, the Red Cross, Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, or Project Bread’s Hunger Hotline.


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated December 30, 2020


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.