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Find Free Food In Back BayLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    St. Francis House

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    Info

    Sign up at the Counseling Desk in the St. Francis House Day Care

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:30 am–1:00 pm

      • Lunch
    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:30 am–9:00 am

      • Breakfast
    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:30 am–1:00 pm

      • Lunch
    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:30 am–9:00 am

      every day

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:30 am–1:00 pm

      every day

    Map of St. Francis House

    Location

    39 Boylston Street

    Downtown, MA 02116

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 457-1007

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Haley House Food Pantry

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    Info

    Tickets Distributed at 7am

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Thursday

      10:00 am

    • Thu, June 6th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am

    • Thu, June 13th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am

    • 10:00 am

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Haley House Food Pantry

    Location

    23 Dartmouth Street

    South End, MA 02116

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 236-8132

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    GBCGAC Chinatown Quincy Tower

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    Info

    Meals with a suggested voluntary donation.

    • Requirements

      • Registration required on site
    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:15 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Next Tuesday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:15 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Next Wednesday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:15 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:15 am

      every week on Tuesday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Thursday

    Map of GBCGAC Chinatown Quincy Tower

    Location

    5 Oak Street West

    Boston, MA 02116

    directions
  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Back Bay.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Women's Lunch Place

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    Info

    • Vegetarian Option Available
    • For Food Donations, please reach out to the Kitchen Manager, Inna Khitrik at inna@womenslunchplace.org
    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      8:00 am

      • Breakfast
    • Tomorrow

      12:00 pm

      • Lunch
    • Next Monday

      8:00 am

      • Breakfast
    • 8:00 am

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    • 12:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Map of Women's Lunch Place

    Location

    67 Newbury Street

    Back Bay, MA 02116

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 267-0200

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Arlington Street Church Friday Night Supper

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    Info

    Twice per month, Friday Night Supper Program provides basic essentials to its guest through a request and need-based system.

    Clothing Closet: On the second and fourth Friday of the month, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, guests can put in their request for clothing at the table near the piano. The clothing closet opens up at 6:30pm.

    No registration or sign-up is required, no questions are asked.

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Today

      5:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • Fri, May 31st (next week)

      5:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • Fri, June 7th (in 2 weeks)

      5:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of Arlington Street Church Friday Night Supper

    Location

    351 Boylston Street

    Back Bay, MA 02116

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 536-7050

    www.fridaynightsupper.org

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    Food pantry (groceries), Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Boston Living Center

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    Info

    Food Pantry is available every 2nd and 4th Thursday/Friday of the month. First come, first served basis. Open to all members. Application may be done through appointments. Must pass the intake to become a member.

    On-the-go meals (dry meals like bagel) available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Full-service (hot meals like French toast, eggs, proteins, etc.) available every Wednesday. Lunch leftovers available starting at 12:00PM-1:30PM.

    • Requirements

      • Must pass the intake to qualify.
      • Appointments required
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Offers job training/assistance

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

      • Members Only
    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:00 am–10:30 am

      • Members Only
    • Next Tuesday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:00 am–10:30 am

      • Members Only
    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Thursday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Friday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

      every month on the 4th Friday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:00 am–10:30 am

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

      every month on the 4th Thursday

    Map of Boston Living Center

    Location

    29 Stanhope Street

    Back Bay, MA 02116

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Ethos Café Emmanuel (LGBT)

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    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
      • Seniors Only
      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Next Thursday

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Thu, June 6th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Thu, June 13th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Ethos Café Emmanuel (LGBT)

    Location

    15 Newbury Street

    Back Bay, MA 02116

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 536-3355

  12. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Back Bay accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  13. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  14. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Back Bay do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  15. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  16. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Back Bay that’s open today: St. Francis House, Arlington Street Church Friday Night Supper, Boston Living Center

  17. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Back Bay for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.