Thursday, December 18, 2008

Food Banks and Food Pantries in Massachusetts

With all this talk about people's funds being limited and needing to seek assistance from food banks, I thought it would be useful to provide a list of all the food pantries in the Boston area, or Massachusetts overall.

But I couldn't find one.

At least not a comprehensive one. I could find the big ones - like the Greater Boston Food Bank, and a few smaller local joints, but no comprehensive list. A search on Google Local brought back lots of food pantries and food banks... as well as some Stop & Shops, Citizens Banks, and a few restaurants.

Not helpful.

Not to mention, many food banks and emergency food providers don't even have websites.

With allllllll of that in mind, I bring to you the great, the wonderful, the quite useful Food Bank and Food Pantry Map of Massachusetts. I compiled all of the information based on the Google Local search. You can zoom in on your local area to find the closest food bank to you, where you can bring donations or if you need it, get some help.

If you know of a food bank or pantry that is not listed there, just drop me a line at boston at oyfp dot org and I'll add you on.

Happy Food Banking!

Resources: Food Bank and Food Pantry Map of Massachusetts
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the site.
Here's another link for local south shore agencies.
http://www.sharingweb.org/index.asp

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A search on Google Local brought back lots of food pantries and food banks... as well as some Stop & Shops, Citizens Banks, and a few restaurants.

Potty Training said...

Thanks for this! I was looking for a place to donate. I do every year around this time :)

plumtreeblossom said...

This is wonderful! Thank you, and I'm going to link to this page!

One I didn't see on your list is the Cambridge Center for Aging's Food Pantry, 806 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139. My workplace's food drive is for them this year.

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