Find Free Food In China TownLemontree 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)

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    14 referrals


    Bridge Over Troubled Waters helps run-away homeless or rescues ages 14-24 years old.

    They provide the following services:

    • Street outreach
    • Mobile medical van
    • Education and career programs
    • Counselling
    • Transitional and Permanent Housing
    • Drop-in Shelter (Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
      • Prepared Meals


    • Today

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–10:00 am

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 6:00 pm–

      every day at 14

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every day at 4

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–10:00 am

      every day at 1

    See more info
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Cathedral Church of St. Paul – MANNA Community

    12 referrals


    The Cathedral offers additional services, including weekly masses, a microlibrary, meditation groups, and more. See the website for more information

    Lunch is served every Monday Sproat Hall.

    Clothes available once in a month program called "city reach" conducted by another church but same location

      • Free Groceries


    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Open to all
    • Mon, October 16th (in 2 weeks)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Open to all
    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Monday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Boston Rescue Mission

    12 referrals

      • Free Groceries


    • Wed, October 11th (next week)

      8:00 am–10:00 am

    • Wed, October 25th (in 3 weeks)

      8:00 am–10:00 am

    • 8:00 am–10:00 am

      every 2 weeks on Wednesday

  4. 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.

  5. 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 China Town.

  6. 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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    Meal delivery

    Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center

    2 referrals


    Hot Chinese meals created with recipes made with fresh ingredients and delivered to homebound seniors who live in the Boston neighborhoods and Greater Boston areas such as Malden, Somerville, Cambridge and Watertown every weekday. Contact us at 617-357-0226 ext 202

  8. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in China Town 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 China Town do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 China Town that’s open today: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

  13. Where are you located?

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