…to ensure the safety and health of our staff, volunteers and food pantry families
we have suspended all on-site drop offs
please, help us and don’t leave donations at our building –
including thrift shop clothing, household items, food products and any food donations from online delivery sites
Financial donations from the community have been, and continue to be, sincerely appreciated!
We will be directly purchasing the food/grocery items we need to ensure we have adequate supplies to provide for Needham families
Thanks to the Needham Public Schools, trip advisor and so many others
for their generous donations to the Council Food Pantry
All food pantry customers will now be provided food on an appointment only, drive-through, pick-up basis. A limited number of deliveries will be made on Fridays, to home bound residents, or those without transportation based on requests to our office
Any new customer is asked to:
1) click here to sign up for an appointment and then
2) call our office at 781-444-2415 to register your family…
all information is completely confidential and all income certification is suspended until further notice
Things are changing quickly … we are in this for the “long haul” and we will get through this together!
Our Food Pantry will continue to stay open and support any Needham resident
who may have food/grocery needs due to the COVID-19 situation
The Needham Council on Aging is collecting names of people who are volunteering to help others in the community. This will be the central site for collecting names and then they will be shared with other local agencies, including the Council, as needs are identified.
Click here for their online sign up form. This response will provide support to the entire Needham community.
Two community-led projects are available to residents looking to support the Council:
• Purchase a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant and send it [or email it] to us…these will be collected and then distributed to food pantry customers to give them a night off from cooking while supporting our local restaurants – click here for more information
created by Needham photographer Cara Soulia as a creative way to celebrate family & life during this time of social isolation…and support the Council at the same time! Her project has been picked up by photographers across the country and on CNN!