NEW! AS OF OCTOBER 1ST
FOOD PANTRY CUSTOMERS MAY NOW SHOP 2X PER MONTH…ask in the Food Pantry for more details.
KARMA OF CLOTHING PROJECT [A partnership between the Council & The Dressing Well Charitable Foundation]: Food Pantry customers currently working and/or planning to enter or re-enter the workforce may apply to participate in this new program. Email our office at email@example.com for an application form.
MA HEALTHY INCENTIVES PROGRAM [HIP] for SNAP recipients is now available at Needham Farmers Market on Sundays, 12 noon – 4 p.m, in front of Needham Town Hall . Click here for more information.
When Can You Shop at the Council Food Pantry?
If your last name begins with A-K: 1st or 2nd Monday, Wednesday or Saturday of the month.
If your last name begins with L-Z: 3rd or 4th Monday, Wednesday or Saturday of the month.
Note: You may come in ANY Monday, Wednesday and/or Saturday for bread and other select items that may be available.
Households that contain children under the age of 18 have the opportunity to shop two times per month for a regular supply of groceries.
To best meet the needs of those we serve, the Council Food Pantry uses a ‘client choice’ system. This provides you with the freedom to select your own items, based on individual and family needs. Instead of receiving a prepacked or standard bag of groceries, you will shop – assisted by a food pantry volunteer – by different food groups for the items you choose to select.
Food Pantry Hours
• Monday and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The food pantry is closed on all major, legal holidays.
The food pantry is closed when the Needham Public schools are closed for inclement weather conditions.