Emergency Food Program

The East End House Food Pantry provides individuals and families in need with fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and dry goods, meats, and dairy products. Community members are welcome to come to the pantry two times per month. In order to address barriers to accessing the Food Pantry among elderly and disabled community members, East End House, in conjunction with CASCAP, holds monthly Free Farmer's Markets at Miller's River, Roosevelt Towers, Truman Apartments and Harvard Place Housing Complexes in Cambridge. East End House brings fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and dry goods, meats, and dairy products to the residents in these buildings.

A central part of our mission is strengthening the community fabric by providing relevant services for those who are struggling financially. As part of this effort we offer healthy and tasty foods that meet the nutritional needs of families and individuals in a respectful manner. A partnership with Pierce's Pantry allows East End House to offer gluten-free foods to those who need them. Increasing access for underserved groups is an important aspect of the program, which provides numerous supplemental services, including benefit screenings.

Emergency Food Pantry

The Food Pantry provides individuals and families in need with fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and dry goods, meats, and dairy products. Donations from Food for Free, the Greater Boston Food Bank, and numerous corporations and individuals make this possible. Community members are welcome to come to the pantry two times per month.

Pantry Hours:
Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Eligibility for the Food Pantry

We serve individuals and families in need in the Cambridge and greater Boston area with no residency restrictions. On your first visit, you will be required to fill out an intake form. Please bring your I.D. and a form of income verification. For income verification, we accept a paystub, a Medicare or Mass Health card, a DTA/EBT card, a referral, a benefit statement, or any other document that proves your income status.

Free Farmer's Market

Lack of mobility and ability to carry groceries long distances prevents many elderly and disabled community members from using the Food Pantry. In order to decrease these barriers East End House, in conjunction with CASCAP Service Coordinators, holds monthly Free Farmer's Markets at Miller's River, Roosevelt Towers, and Harvard Place Housing Complexes in Cambridge. These events are open to residents living in the housing units. We bring fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and dry goods, meats, and dairy products to both CASCAP-operated buildings and Cambridge Housing Authority-operated buildings. There is also entertainment at most Farmer's Markets. The Free Farmer's Markets are some of the most widely attended events at the housing complexes and provide residents with healthy and nutritious foods, as well as an opportunity to socialize with neighbors.

For more information on the Emergency Food Program, contact us at 617-876-4444.

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