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Find Free Food In CambridgeLemontree 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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    Food pantry (groceries), Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Hope Fellowship Church

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    Info

    Streetlight Outreach Team: Wednesday nights at Harvard Square in the pit 8:15 pm to 9:45 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/hopefccambridge

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

    • This Wednesday

      Food pantry (groceries): 8:15 pm–9:45 pm

    • Next Sunday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries): 8:15 pm–9:45 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

      every week on Sunday, Tuesday

    Map of Hope Fellowship Church

    Location

    16 Beech Street

    North Cambridge, MA 02140

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

    Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church

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    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Mon, June 3rd (in 2 weeks)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Mon, June 10th (in 3 weeks)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries): 8:00 am–10:00 am

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

      every week on Monday

    Map of Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church

    Location

    146 Hampshire Street

    The Port, MA 02139

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 868-4853

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS)

    30 minutes

    average wait time


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Today

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:00 pm–12:00 am

    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:00 pm–12:00 am

    • This Thursday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:00 pm–12:00 am

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:00 pm–12:00 am

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

    Map of Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS)

    Location

    66 Winthrop Street

    Riverside, MA 02138

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 547-2841

    hshshelter.org

  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 Cambridge.

  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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    Food pantry (groceries)

    CAMBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

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    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      6:10 am

    • Sat, July 6th (in 2 months)

      6:10 am

    • Sat, July 6th (in 2 months)

      7:10 am

    • every month on the 1st Saturday

    Map of CAMBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

    Location

    459 Putnam Avenue

    Cambridgeport, MA 02139

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 576-6779

    cambridgebaptist.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. James Helping Hands Food Pantry

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    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Female hygiene products

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, July 13th (in 2 months)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, August 10th (in 3 months)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    Map of St. James Helping Hands Food Pantry

    Location

    364 Rindge Avenue

    North Cambridge, MA 02140

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. James’s Episcopal Church

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    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Sat, June 22nd (next month)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of St. James’s Episcopal Church

    Location

    1991 Massachusetts Avenue

    North Cambridge, MA 02140

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Margaret Fuller House

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    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • Registration required on site
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • Client can visit: twice a month

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      4:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • This Thursday

      2:00 pm–5:00 pm

    • This Friday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    • 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Map of Margaret Fuller House

    Location

    71 Cherry Street

    The Port, MA 02139

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    First Church in Cambridge

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    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
      • Clothing may be available
    • Info

      • Lunch

    Schedule

    • This Friday

      12:00 am–3:00 am

    • Fri, May 31st (next week)

      12:00 am–3:00 am

    • Fri, June 7th (in 2 weeks)

      12:00 am–3:00 am

    • 12:00 am–3:00 am

      every week on Friday

    Map of First Church in Cambridge

    Location

    11 Garden Street

    West Cambridge, MA 02138

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 547-2724

    www.firstchurchcambridge.org

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Faith Lutheran Church

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    Info

    Open for all

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tue, May 28th (next week)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

    • Tue, June 11th (in 3 weeks)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

    • Tue, June 25th (next month)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Tuesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

      every month on the last Tuesday

    Map of Faith Lutheran Church

    Location

    236 Harvard Street

    The Port, MA 02139

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 945-4395

    www.faithkitchen.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    East End House: Emergency Food Program

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    Info

    Requirements & Restrictions: They serve individuals and families in need in the Cambridge and Greater Boston area with no residency restrictions. On your first visit, you will be required to fill out an intake form. Bring ID and a form of income verification. Acceptable forms of verification include pay stubs, Medicare/Mass Health card, a DTA/EBT card, a referral, a benefit statement, or any other document that proves your income status.

    • Requirements

      • ID required
      • Bring referral Letter and/or Income or Assistance Letter
      • Registration required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Friday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Fri, May 31st (next week)

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Friday

    Map of East End House: Emergency Food Program

    Location

    105 Spring Street

    East Cambridge, MA 02141

    directions
  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Cambridge 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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 Cambridge do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 Cambridge that’s open today: Hope Fellowship Church, Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS)

  20. Where are you located?

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