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Find Free Food In South EndLemontree 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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    SNAP/EBT

    NEWMARKET SQUARE TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE (DTA) (Local Office)

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    Info

    SNAP is a federal nutrition program administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) for Massachusetts residents. You can visit one of our local offices to apply.

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 8:00 am–5:00 pm

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

    Map of NEWMARKET SQUARE TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE (DTA) (Local Office)

    Location

    1010 Massachusetts Avenue

    South Boston, MA 02118

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Rosie’s Place (Dining Room)

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    Info

    Food Pantry Serves 350 Guests Maximum

    • Requirements

      • For women and children only
    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Today

      4:30 pm–6:15 pm

      • Dinner
    • Tomorrow

      10:30 am–11:30 am

      • Brunch
    • Tomorrow

      3:00 pm–4:30 pm

      • Dinner
    • 7:30 am–8:30 am

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

    • 11:30 am–12:30 pm

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

    • 4:30 pm–6:15 pm

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

    • 10:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Saturday, Sunday

    • 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

      every week on Saturday, Sunday

    Map of Rosie’s Place (Dining Room)

    Location

    889 Harrison Avenue

    Roxbury, MA 02118

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    People’s Baptist Church

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    • Requirements

      • Bring ID and proof of residence
      • Registration required on site
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      9:00 am–11:30 am

    • Wed, July 3rd (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:30 am

    • Wed, July 17th (next month)

      9:00 am–11:30 am

    • 9:00 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 1st Wednesday

    • 9:00 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 3rd Wednesday

    Map of People’s Baptist Church

    Location

    134 Camden Street

    Roxbury, MA 02118

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 427-0424

  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 South End.

  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)

    Project Place

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    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:30 am–1:00 pm

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

    Map of Project Place

    Location

    1145 Washington Street

    South End, MA 02118

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 542-3740

    https://projectplace.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    ABCD South End Neighborhood Service Center

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    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Proof of household income required
      • ID required for all members of the household
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–4:00 pm

    • Tue, June 25th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–4:00 pm

    • Tue, July 2nd (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–4:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–4:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of ABCD South End Neighborhood Service Center

    Location

    554 Columbus Avenue

    Boston, MA 02118

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 267-7400

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Grant A.M.E

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    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Thursday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, July 4th (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, July 18th (next month)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Thursday

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Thursday

    Map of Grant A.M.E

    Location

    1906 Washington Street

    Roxbury, MA 02118

    directions

    Contact

    (857) 499-0526

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Salvation Army South End

    1 hour

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    Info

    Open to Residents of Downtown Boston and Allston/Brighton

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      1:30 pm

      • No ID is required.
      • Walk-ins accepted
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–2:30 pm

      • Call in advance for services
      • Emergency food available on an as-needed basis.
    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–2:30 pm

      • Call in advance for services
      • Emergency food available on an as-needed basis.
    • 1:30 pm

      every week on Friday

    • 10:00 am–2:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Map of Salvation Army South End

    Location

    1500 Washington Street

    South End, MA 02118

    directions

    Contact

    (617) 536-5260

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

    Rosie's Place - Food Pantry

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    Info

    • 350 Guests Maximum
    • Serves Women Only
    • Each woman can have 2 bags grocery once in a week.
    • Rental assistance, financial assistance depnds on criteria
    • Requirements

      • For women and children only
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–4:30 pm

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

      Food pantry (groceries): 4:30 pm

    • Tomorrow

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

    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–4:30 pm

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

    • Food pantry (groceries): 11:30 am

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

    • Food pantry (groceries): 4:30 pm

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

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 7:30 am

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

    Map of Rosie's Place - Food Pantry

    Location

    889 Harrison Avenue

    Roxbury, MA 02118

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

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    Info

    Starting July 1, 2023, all clients (new and old) needs to re-certify and must bring proof of address.

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      11:00 am–3:30 pm

    • Next Monday

      11:00 am–3:30 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      11:00 am–3:30 pm

    • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Map of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

    Location

    75 Union Park Street

    South End, MA 02118

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

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    Info

    • Entrance is on Proctor St
    • Clients receive a healthy balance of nutrient-dense food – mostly fresh fruits and vegetables – along with a high protein item and a bag containing a variety of shelf-stable goods like beans, rice, oats, legumes, canned tuna and nuts.
    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Registration required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, June 22nd (next week)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday, Saturday

    Map of American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    Location

    1033 Massachusetts Avenue

    Roxbury, MA 02118

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    Contact

    (617) 375-0735

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in South End 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 South End 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 South End that’s open today: NEWMARKET SQUARE TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE (DTA) (Local Office), Rosie’s Place (Dining Room), Salvation Army South End, Rosie's Place - Food Pantry, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

  20. Where are you located?

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