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:
Clothing and household goods.
Open Wednesdays 11am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm only.

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 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

In November, there is only one distribution, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  There is no need to call in advance or register for these baskets which contain 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, every Wednesday night at 6pm.

Service hours

Thrift Shop: Wed. 11am - 2pm, Sat. 10am- 1pm
Food Baskets: Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am - 1pm
Community Supper: Every Wednesday 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 January 25, 2019