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Find Your Food Pantry

Through the Find Your Food Pantry campaign, the City of Boston celebrates the work done by food pantries.

The campaign encourages residents to engage with their local food pantry not just during the holiday season, but all year-round. Residents interested in helping can connect with their local food pantry directly to identify ways to contribute or volunteer. Needs and hours of operation will vary by organization.

About the Initiative

If you or someone you know is looking for food assistance resources in your neighborhood, you can find a list of food pantries on the Greater Boston Food Bank website.

Building a just, equitable, and resilient food system in the City of Boston means ensuring that during chronic and acute periods of food insecurity, all Boston residents can access nutritious and culturally relevant food. Food pantries are part of a complex emergency food system. They ensure Boston residents have access to the food they need free of charge at access points throughout the City. 

In 2021, the Greater Boston Food Bank provided nearly 25 million pounds of food to Boston residents through food pantries in nearly every neighborhood. Much of the food pantry system relies on volunteers. Contributions are critical to help food pantries provide additional food, including:

  • fresh produce from Massachusetts farmers, and
  • staples that are culturally relevant to each community.

Find Your Food Pantry

Greater Boston Food Bank

You can find your local food pantry using the Greater Boston Food Bank's tool — the Partner Agency Locator — or download the Greater Boston Food Bank's resource sheet.

Partner Agency Locator 

Community Engagement 

Get connected with the Community Engagement Cabinet. If you would like help finding a time to volunteer at a pantry, fill out this form:

Volunteer Interest Form

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Organizing will connect you with a volunteer opportunity. For more details about organizations in your neighborhood, connect with your Neighborhood Services liaison .

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