The Food Pantry is currently distributing food to 60-65 families. Anyone desiring to receive our food assistance must present a letter of need from a social worker, stating that there is a need for food assistance and the number of adults and children in the family.
Currently new clients are being accepted from Lexington and two bordering communities, Lincoln and Winchester, which do not have their own pantries. Lexington residents may shop weekly, while residents of other towns may shop only one Saturday per month.
Our clients are guaranteed 12 staple items each visit based on family size:
Baked Beans, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, “Meals in a Can”, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Rice, Soup, Spaghetti Sauce, Tuna Fish
The Food Pantry also currently receives donations from:
– Wagon Wheel Farm Stand, Lexington
– Panera Bread, Alewife
– Whole Foods, Winchester
– Feed Children Program, Whole Foods, Bedford
– Food Link
– Fresh Bakery, Stop and Shop, Lexington
– Wilson Farms CSA Members
– Boston Area Gleaners
– Lexington Community Farm
– Lexington Interfaith Garden
These donations enable us to distribute some produce, bread, and pastries to our clients.
Living in New England, we are used to hearty winters, but we have been known to close our doors for the rare snow emergency. If you are watching the snow fall and wondering if the Food Pantry will be open, simply call us after 6:00 am on Saturday morning and listen to our message. The message will state that the Pantry is closed.