Brookline Food Pantry

Filed Under: Food
15 Saint Paul St
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Brookline, ma 02446
Phone: 617-800-5339

The food pantry is open Tuesday-Thursday. The Brookline Food Pantry follows the Brookline Public Schools calendar for emergency closings. When the schools are closed, the pantries are also closed.

Service hours

Tuesday: 2-7pm (226 High Street Brookline)
Wednesday: 3-6pm (15 St. Paul Street Brookline)
Thursday: 11-2pm (15 St. Paul Street Brookline) & 3-7pm (55A Egmont Street Brookline)

Other Locations

(1) 226 High Street Brookline, Ma 02445
(2) 55A Egmont Street, Brookline 02446

Requirements & Restrictions
  • Brookline residents only (proof of address required)
    • Non-Brookline Residents who have children in Brookline schools and have letter showing participation in the school subsidy lunch program are eligible to shop at the pantry
  •  Letter of need/referral from any one of the following:
    • Mental Health Agency
    •  Social worker
    • Doctor/Health agency
    • Interfaith agency
    • Tenant at a Brookline Housing Authority Building (if name is on their master list no need for a letter)
    • Brookline School letter showing participation in the school subsidy lunch program
  • If no referral from those listed above, provide proof of participation in any of the following State and Federal Programs:
    • Mass Health (Medicaid) – Commonwealth Care
    • SNAP (Formerly Food Stamp Program)
    • Department of Transitional Assistance (Child Services)
    • EAEDC (Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children)
    • RAFT (Residence Assistance for Families in Transition)
    • Unemployment Benefits
    • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
    • TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
    • Veterans’ Assistance
    • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
    • WIC (Women, Infants & Children up to age 5 at nutritional risk)
  • Clients can shop once every two weeks
  • However, non-registered clients are allowed to shop once and need to bring in required documentation on their next visit in order to shop in the future.

If a client does not meet any of the above or if they have questions, please have them call Elizabeth Boen, Director @ 617-800-5339.


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 November 16, 2020


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