Donate to the Newton Food Pantries This Holiday Season!
Donate, Volunteer, Get Involved!
Overall, about seven percent of public school students in Newton receive free or reduced lunches, and in five of the elemtary schools that rises to 30 percent. Newton has four food pantries that serve at least 1,200 families each month. The third annual Mayor's Food Drive has begun with collection sites in each village. Last year more than 300 boxes of donated items were distributed to the Newton food banks - the goal is to surpass this number this year. There are many ways to contribute - drop off items, write a check, or help sort contributions on December 31. The items to donate include canned fruit and vegetables, jarred pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly/jam, ground coffe, tea, baby food, juice boxes and toiletries.
For more information call (617) 796-1510 or visit newtonma.gov/fooddrive.
On December 31 residents are invite to help sort donations. This volunteer event will be held at Newton City Hall from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for the Mayors New Year's Even Open House with fun activities for all ages.
Music For Food Concert
Another way to contribute is through The Music for Food organization. They are holding a concert to benefit Newton's four food pantries on December 21 at 7 p.m. in Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre. The all-Bach concert will features stars of the Boston music scene including Lucy Chapman, James Winn, Guy Fishman, Ian Watson, and Kim Kashkashian.
For tickets call (617) 796-1540 or visit newtoncommunitypride.org.