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Find Free Food In Jamaica PlainLemontree 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)

    The Centre Food Hub - Community Meals

    10 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • A person interested in picking up a free box of groceries or hot meals should fill out the form on our website (https://www.thecentrejp.org/recipients) or by texting their name, email, family size, and dietary restrictions. Once they do so they can come pick up a box from the back door of The Centre Food Hub.
    • Storefront, where items can be purchased for $1-$2, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
    • Requirements

      • Registration required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 pm–5:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Next Saturday

      Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 pm–5:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 pm–5:00 pm

      every week on Saturday, Friday

    Map of The Centre Food Hub - Community Meals

    Location

    3702 Washington Street

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 971-8840

    https://www.thecentrejp.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Vincent De Paul/ Our Lady of Lourdes

    25 minutes

    average wait time


    • Requirements

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

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Wed, June 5th (in 2 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Wed, June 12th (in 3 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of St. Vincent De Paul/ Our Lady of Lourdes

    Location

    45 Brookside Avenue

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 524-0240

    www.catholicjproxbury.com

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Our Lady of Lourdes

    average user rating


    • Requirements

      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Mon, June 3rd (in 2 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Mon, June 10th (in 3 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Monday

    Map of Our Lady of Lourdes

    Location

    14 Montebello Road

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 524-0240

  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 Jamaica Plain.

  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)

    Ethos Jamaica Plain at Julia Martin House

    no ratings yet


    Info

    SENIOR DINING SITES

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, June 5th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, June 12th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of  Ethos Jamaica Plain at Julia Martin House

    Location

    90 Bickford Street

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 522-6700

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Ethos Jamaica Plain at Nate Smith House

    no ratings yet


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Next Friday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday, Friday

    Map of Ethos Jamaica Plain at Nate Smith House

    Location

    155 Lamartine Street

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 522-6700

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    Meal delivery

    Community Servings – Teaching Kitchen

    no ratings yet


    Info

    • For more information or to apply, please contact Client Services at 617.522.7777
    • It is an application based service for individuals who are living with critical illnesses.
    • The application can be found on our website and requires documentation of medical need from a medical care provider or social worker.
    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
      • Registration required
      • Appointments required

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • Next Sunday

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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

    Map of Community Servings – Teaching Kitchen

    Location

    179 Amory Street

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 522-7777

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    Community fridge

    Jamaica Plain Community Fridge

    no ratings yet


    Info

    Open for everyone, and anytime

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      12:00 am–11:59 pm

    • Tomorrow

      12:00 am–11:59 pm

    • Next Sunday

      12:00 am–11:59 pm

    • 12:00 am–11:59 pm

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

    Map of Jamaica Plain Community Fridge

    Location

    672 Centre Street

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    First Baptist Church JP

    no ratings yet


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      12:00 pm–5:00 pm

    • 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday

    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Saturday, Friday

    Map of First Baptist Church JP

    Location

    633 Centre Street

    Jamaica Hills, MA 02130

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Ethos Jamaica Plain at Woodbourne

    no ratings yet


    Info

    SENIOR DINING SITES

    • Requirements

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

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      10:00 am–1:00 am

    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–1:00 am

    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–1:00 am

    • 10:00 am–1:00 am

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

    Map of Ethos Jamaica Plain  at Woodbourne

    Location

    6 Southbourne Road

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 522-6700

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Ethos Jamaica Plain at Out4Supper

    no ratings yet


    Info

    Serves LGBTQ+ seniors There is a suggested donation of $5

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tue, June 4th (in 2 weeks)

      6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    • Tue, July 2nd (in 2 months)

      6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    • Tue, August 6th (in 3 months)

      6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    • 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Tuesday

    Map of Ethos Jamaica Plain at Out4Supper

    Location

    301 South Huntington Avenue

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 522-6700

    https://www.ethocare.org/

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Jamaica Plain 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 Jamaica Plain 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 Jamaica Plain that’s open today: The Centre Food Hub - Community Meals, Ethos Jamaica Plain at Nate Smith House, Community Servings – Teaching Kitchen, Jamaica Plain Community Fridge, First Baptist Church JP, Ethos Jamaica Plain at Woodbourne

  20. Where are you located?

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