Food Pantry: COVID-19 Update
With great reluctance, but in light of the current health emergency, the Jamaica Plain Food Pantry (6 Eliot St.) is suspending operation until further notice. We will re-evaluate in April and will continue to post our status until we are able to resume activities.
Our Food Pantry serves more than 120 people per month. It is open the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM from September through June. (A schedule is posted on the church's Eliot Street door.) People of all ages, races, and circumstances come to the Food Pantry. Many have never asked for this kind of help before but now are in need because of job loss, fewer work hours, or medical costs. We do not ask for identification of documentation of any kind. The pantry provides basic staples like pasta and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items.
The pantry is funded mostly by our congregation with additional help from local grocery stores and bakeries. If you would like to donate canned goods and other non-perishable items, please contact the church office. Monetary donations are also always welcome. Checks can be sent to the First Church JP office payable to the church with the notation “food pantry” on the memo line. For more information, contact the church office.