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Find Free Food In East BostonLemontree 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)

    Grace Federated Church Saturday Food Pantry

    10 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Open to Residents of East Boston

    • Requirements

      • Bring ID and proof of residence
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Sat, July 6th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, July 13th (in 4 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, August 3rd (in 2 months)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    Map of Grace Federated Church Saturday Food Pantry

    Location

    760 Saratoga Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Iglesia Biblica Faro De Luz

    5 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Grocery bag

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      10:30 am

    • Tue, June 25th (in 2 weeks)

      10:30 am

    • Tue, July 2nd (in 3 weeks)

      10:30 am

    • 10:30 am

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of Iglesia Biblica Faro De Luz

    Location

    332 Bremen Street

    Jeffries Point, MA 02128

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 567-6022

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    Food pantry (groceries), Other material needs

    Central Community Church

    26 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • They also offer free English classes on tuesday and friday at 9 am till 10:30
    • Requirements

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

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      Other material needs: 11:00 am–2:00 pm

      • Appointments required
      • Clothing may be available
    • Next Monday

      Food pantry (groceries): 12:30 pm

    • Next Friday

      Other material needs: 11:00 am–2:00 pm

      • Appointments required
      • Clothing may be available
    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:30 pm

      every week on Monday

    • Other material needs: 11:00 am–2:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of Central Community Church

    Location

    50 Bennington Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    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 East Boston.

  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)

    Outreach Van Project

    13 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Food, toiletries, and clothes 
    
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Thursday

      7:00 pm–9:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Thu, June 27th (in 2 weeks)

      7:00 pm–9:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Thu, July 4th (in 3 weeks)

      7:00 pm–9:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Outreach Van Project

    Location

    197 Border Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 358-7476

    https://www.facebook.com/buovp/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    EBNHC - Community Resource and Wellness Center

    8 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Call 1-617-568-4845 to get help Or Fill-up form on website: https://www.ebnhc.org/en/services/crwc.html

    • Requirements

      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      1:30 pm–5:30 pm

    • Next Monday

      1:30 pm–5:30 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      1:30 pm–5:30 pm

    • 1:30 pm–5:30 pm

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

    Map of EBNHC - Community Resource and Wellness Center

    Location

    282 Meridian Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    YMCA Boston - Revival Church

    average user rating


    Info

    • For the Tuesday after a holiday on a Monday, the pantry will be opened from 1pm on Tuesday
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am

    • Tue, June 25th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am

    • Tue, July 2nd (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am

    • 9:00 am

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of YMCA Boston - Revival Church

    Location

    965 Bennington Street

    Harbor View / Orient Heights, MA 02128

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    BCYF Paris St.

    16 minutes

    average wait time


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

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

      • Clients may visit twice a week
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Next Friday

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

      • Clients may visit twice a week
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Tue, June 25th (in 2 weeks)

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

      • Clients may visit twice a week
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Friday

    Map of BCYF Paris St.

    Location

    112 Paris Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 635-5125

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    East Boston Community Soup Kitchen

    3 hours

    average wait time


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

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

    • Mon, June 24th (in 2 weeks)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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

      every week on Tuesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Monday

    Map of East Boston Community  Soup Kitchen

    Location

    28 Paris Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Our Daily Bread Food Pantry at Crossroads Family Center

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    Info

    Food is distributed through the white door on the side of the building.

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Sunday

      3:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      3:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Sun, June 23rd (in 2 weeks)

      3:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every week on Sunday, Wednesday

    Map of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry at Crossroads Family Center

    Location

    56 Havre Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Maverick Landing Community Services

    1 minute

    average wait time


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      3:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Wed, June 26th (in 2 weeks)

      3:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Wed, July 3rd (in 3 weeks)

      3:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 3:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of Maverick Landing Community Services

    Location

    31 Liverpool Street

    East Boston, MA 02128

    directions
  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in East Boston 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 East Boston 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 East Boston that’s open today: Central Community Church, EBNHC - Community Resource and Wellness Center

  20. Where are you located?

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