Emergency Food Pantry

img_6420About the Pantry

The EPH Food Pantry provides individuals and families in need with fresh fruits and vegetables, dry goods, and dairy products on a
weekly basis. Our pantry is set up like a small grocery store, and community members are welcome to come once per month to get the food that they need. We receive the bulk of our food from local organizations such as the Greater Boston Food Bank, Food For Free, and Lovin’ Spoonfuls, but also receive generous donations from grocery stores, food drives, and individuals within the community. A partnership with Pierces Pantry allows EPH to offer gluten-free foods to those who need them. We currently serve over 1,200 people and 2,400 bags of groceries each month!




Visiting the Pantry

The Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 5:15 – 7:00 pm.
People are welcome to shop in the pantry one time per month, and should bring a picture ID with them to each distribution they attend. People are served based on a random numbered ticket system. Numbers are handed out promptly at 5:15 pm. Clients are expected to be respectful of other clients, volunteers, and Elizabeth Peabody House staff and program participants.
If you are new to the pantry, we ask that you fill out a short registration form on-site.




eph_veggies_feb20Volunteer Opportunities

We currently offer the following volunteer opportunities for stocking the pantry and helping with distribution:
Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
If you are interested in participating or have another service you would like to provide, please contact Ariela, our food pantry manager by email, pantry@teph.org, or phone, 617-623-5510 x108. We welcome academic and community-service related project ideas that are relevant to our food access services!



IMG_4429Donating Food

We are happy to accept donations of unopened, shelf stable food items for the pantry. It is easiest for us to accept donations on Wednesdays, but we can arrange for other times as well. Please contact Ariela, pantry@teph.org or 617-623-5510 x108, to coordinate a time that works best! Unfortunately we cannot accept donations of clothing or toys at this time.
If you want to donate perishable items such as produce, dairy, eggs, or meat, please also contact Ariela.