One of Greater Boston’s largest food pantries, Interfaith Social Services’ Pantry Shelf has been providing emergency food to families and individuals since 1975. Last year volunteers distributed over 500,000 lbs. of food to hungry families.
How can I help?
- Donate to help support this program
- Sponsor a food drive
- Help distribute food one morning each week
- Help stock shelves one afternoon a week
- Organize a corporate volunteer team
- Give a morning each week to go around with us and help pick up our food orders
- Place a “Food Basket” in your church, school, office or regular meeting place
- Become a Harvest Helper
The Pantry Shelf is open Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 11:45am. It is also open, by appointment only, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm -7:00pm and the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:00am.
If you are interested in sponsoring a food drive please contact our Food Pantry Manager, Steve Larsen, at 617-773-6203 ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering please click here for more information.
Much of the food distributed through the pantry is donated by caring individuals, businesses, houses of worship, and other organizations. We also receive produce, meat and baked goods daily from BJ’s, Stop & Shop and Hannafords Supermarkets. A large percentage of the food we distribute comes from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Due to the ever increasing need for we see in our pantry, as well as our desire to distribute fresh produce, more and more food must be purchased from retail outlets. Last year The Pantry Shelf assisted over 18,000 South Shore residents, please help us to continue our fight against hunger.
Learning Pantry Program…teaching life skills to Interfaith’s food pantry clients
Every year thousands of food pantry clients sit in our waiting room while volunteers assemble their order. We view this waiting time as an opportunity to educate. The purpose of our Learning Pantry program is to share valuable life skills with our clients who otherwise might not be exposed to this information. The Learning Pantry program coordinates specialists from the community who teach our food pantry clients while they wait for their emergency food orders. Some of the specialists that have presented include: nutritionists, wellness advisors, personal trainers, chiropractors, addiction recovery specialists, parenting groups and financial advisors.
If you are interested in presenting information to Interfaith’s clients please contact our Food Pantry Manager, Steve Larsen, at 617-773-6203 ext. 19 or email@example.com
Seasonal Pantry Shelf Programs: