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Community Resources

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This information is subject to change. Please visit the links provided for each organization's most up-to-date information


Financial Support

Newton COVID-19 Care Fund
The Newton COVID-19 Care Fund, established by Newton community leaders, including Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, will help families and individuals who have been financially impacted by this coronavirus pandemic. Use the link above to request financial assistance.

Food Resources

Newton Public Schools Grab 'n Go Meals, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Newton Public Schools "grab and go" breakfast and lunch program is expanding to include all residents of Newton effective Thursday, April 23rd. You can pick up 3 days worth of breakfast and lunch for all in your household at (Newton North - auditorium entrance, Newton South- main entrance, and 150 Jackson Rd.) 10am - noon M-F.

Newton Food Pantry
Phone: 617-796-1233
The Newton Food Pantry remains open during its regularly scheduled hours on Wednesdays 1:30pm - 5:30pm and the second Saturday of the month 10:00am – 12:00pm. Pre-packaged groceries are available twice per month to any Newton resident in need.
The West Suburban YMCA is mobilizing our staff and vehicles to help deliver these groceries.

Centre Street Food Pantry
Phone: 617-340-9554
Offering new and existing clients pre-packaged bags of groceries once per month available for pick up outside the pantry entrance on Furber Lane. Centre Street Food Pantry welcomes residents of Newton and surrounding neighbors in Brighton, Brookline, Needham, Watertown, Waltham, West Roxbury and Wellesley.

Arabic Baptist Church Food and Clothing Pantry
Phone: 617-723-9766


Education Resources

Newton Public Schools

Newton Public School families can complete this Request Form if they are in need of access to a web-capable device (other than a cellphone) for online learning opportunities.

Low-Cost Home Internet Access Options

Newton Free Library
Virtual Programming available for all ages. Free ebooks and audiobooks are availabe with your library card. 

Waban Library Center
The Waban Library Center is offering virtual storytime on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 11:00am-11:20am. Join them on Zoom using Meeting ID 902 889 792.


Social Services

City of Newton Social Services & Mental Health Resources

The Second Step
The Second Step provides comprehensive services for those affected by domestic voilence. All services remain available during the Covid-19 crisis.


Resources for Seniors

Home Delivered Meals
Springwell, a partner of the City of Newton, continues to operate their meal delivery service for seniors. Deliveries are also being made to those who normally participate in the onsite lunch program. Call their main number 617-796-1660 if you need a meal delivery, even if you don't normally go to the Newton Senior Center for lunch.

Seniors-Only Supermarket Shopping Hours

  • Whole Foods (647 Washington St. and 916 Walnut St.): 8:00am - 9:00am daily
  • Star Market (33 Austin St., 2040 Commonwealth Ave, and 1 Boylston St.): Tuesday & Thursday 7:00am - 9:00am
  • Stop & Shop – (165 Needham St. and 171 Watertown St. in Watertown): 6:00am - 7:30am daily
  • Market Basket (110 Market Pl Dr, Waltham) - 5:30am - 7:00am daily

Newton Senior Center
Remote exercise classes, virtual tours, games and more.


Belmont, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston

Belmont Housing Authority
Free ‘grab and go’ breakfast and lunch daily from 10:00am – 11:00am for community members 18 and younger.

Belmont Food Pantry
Distribution drive-thru for residents of Belmont where volunteers will put two pre-packed bags of food in your car. Walkers are asked to keep distance from each other in the Social Administration Building. 
Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturday 8:30am - 9:30 am, 2nd & 4th Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:30 pm, 4th Sunday 1:30pm - 2:30 pm

Belmont Helps
Belmont Helps is a volunteer group connecting community support and resources in response to COVID-19.

Watertown Food Pantry
Administered by the Watertown Council on Aging at the rear of the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church (80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown). Available to Watertown residents on Tuesdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Call the Council on Aging/Senior Center at 617-972-6490 for more information.

Watertown COVID-19 Resource Guide
A guide created by the Watertown Public Library that lists resources including where to find assistance for food insecurity, housing, unemployment, elder care, and financial help, as well as virtual community and enrichment programs.

Wellesley Food Pantry
Available to Wellesley residents. Located in the basement of the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church.
Hours: Open Tuesday morning 9:00am – 11:00am, and the second Tuesday evening of the month 6:00pm – 7:00pm