Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Interfaith Social Services hosts one of Greater Boston’s largest food pantries, providing emergency food to families and individuals since 1975. Last year volunteers distributed more than 940,000 pounds of food to hungry families.

We pride ourselves on providing fresh, healthy food to our client families. We are fortunate to have refrigerators and freezers in our pantry, as well as a refrigerated truck. This allows us to provide meat, eggs, dairy products, frozen foods and fresh fruit and vegetables alongside our nonperishable shelf stable foods.

Interfaith Social Services provides more than just food!

When available, we also distribute diapers, feminine hygiene items, toiletries and pet food to our food pantry clients. Our seasonal programs (backpacks, Halloween, holiday gifts and Bunny Baskets) focus on bringing joy to children in difficult situations.

Where does the food come from?

We rescue food daily from local supermarkets and pick up from the Greater Boston Food Bank. In addition, we receive many donations from caring individuals, businesses, houses of worship, farmers and other organizations.

Find out more about our food rescue program >

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Food Pantry Hours

Monday - Friday
Wednesday
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The Food Pantry is closed on all major holidays, Good Friday, and the day after Thanksgiving.

Food Pantry Location


105 Adams St.
Quincy, MA 02169

Need Assistance?

Volunteer bagging groceries near a freezer

Visiting our Food Pantry for the first time? Please bring:

  • Proof of residence in one of the communities we serve: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate or Weymouth. This could be a current utility bill sent to the head of household, a lease, or other document proving residency.

  • A form of identification for each person in the household. Examples: driver’s license, passport, photo ID etc. Birth certificates or Mass. Health card may be used for identification of each child in the household.

Please note that there is just one order per household. If several adults live in your home, please list them all on your application.

What to expect when you visit the food pantry

We have adjusted our procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak to assure the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers.

IF DRIVING: If you are driving to the pantry, pull up to the front of the building and wait in your car. A volunteer will come out to you. Please show your photo ID and the volunteer will check you in and show you where to park. If you are a new client, you will be instructed on how to register. Groceries will then be brought out to your car.

IF WALKING: If you are walking or taking public transportation, please come to the front of our building and wait outside our front door. A volunteer will come outside, check you in and guide you to an outdoor seating area where you can wait for your groceries.

ALL CLIENTS: The head of household must show an official ID each time they visit the pantry. Examples: driver’s license, passport, photo ID, etc. Clients are served once every 30 days.

Pantry hours are 10-11:45am Monday-Friday and 5-7pm on Wednesdays.

If you have questions, please call Food Pantry Manager Eileen Kelly at 617-773-6203 x19.

Diapers

Diapers

There are no federal programs to cover the cost of diapers. Interfaith’s clients struggle to provide basics such as food for their families and the expense of buying diapers (close to $900 a year!) can seem insurmountable.

Learn more about our diaper program and how to contribute > 

Pet Food

Dog beagle eating canned food from bowl in bright interior.

The South Shore Pet Food Pantry has been partnering with Interfaith since 2016 to provide supplemental cat and dog food assistance to clients, with the goal of keeping pets and their owners together and healthy.

Learn more about this program and how to contribute >

FEMININE HYGIENE

Photo of feminine hygiene products

Here at Interfaith Social Services we consider hygiene to be a basic need and not a luxury. Feminine hygiene products cannot be purchased with WIC or SNAP benefits. We provide 20 pads or tampons to each woman every time they visit our food pantry.

Learn more about our this program and how to contribute >

SEASONAL PROGRAMS

Seasonal programs collage: kids in bunny ears, holiday toys, staff member holding backpack, child in Spiderman mask

Interfaith’s mission is to provide not only food, but also joy to the children we serve. Our client families are struggling to simply keep food on their tables. Therefore, purchasing school supplies, Halloween costumes and holiday gifts is next to impossible.

Learn more about our these initiatives and how to contribute >