It is my great pleasure and honor to be running my third Boston Marathon partnered with the City of Newton and benefitting The Newton Food Pantry this April 2020.
The oldest and largest all-volunteer food pantry in Newton, the Newton Food Pantry has been independently run exclusively by volunteers since 1983.
I have been a volunteer at the Pantry for over a year now assisting with home delivery clients. In addition to offering food at our location in the basement of Newton City Hall, the Newton Food Pantry also delivers food to more than 45 households where homebound elderly or disabled residents live.
Each month we provide a five-day supply of nutritionally-balanced free food and personal care products to approximately 750 Newton residents who cannot afford enough to eat. More than one-third of those we serve are children (under age 18), and many are elderly.
While many believe that Newton is an entirely affluent community, in reality that is not true. 1 out of 8 households in our City is surviving on less than $25,000 per year.
The Newton Food Pantry receives no direct funding from the City of Newton, the state of Massachusetts, or the federal government. That is why we rely on private support—both in-kind and financial—from generous individuals, businesses, religious organizations, schools, community and neighborhood groups, and charitable foundations.
Please consider a donation today, no amount is too small and will have a direct benefit for those in need.