Food Pantry: COVID-19 Update
The Jamaica Plain Food Pantry was obliged to suspend operations in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is our hope to re-emerge in 2021 in a new format which will enable us to provide aid in a manner that is safe for all clients and volunteers. In the interim, we have made financial donations to the Greater Boston Food Bank, and we currently are partnered with the First Baptist Church in JP in support of their food distribution efforts. This support includes supplies and the use of our sanctuary as a food warehouse and distribution center. We continue to accept donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items for this purpose. If you wish to make a food donation, please contact the church office. Monetary donations are also 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, please contact the church office.
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.