Community Dinners take place every Tuesday at the First Congregational Church. Please arrive at 5:45pm. Free meal open to anyone in need. No ID required. Free bread is donated to all who attend. Funding is from private donations from the community. No reservations are necessary. You can help cook, serve and clean-up.
If you are a Stoneham resident and are in need of food, you can receive assistance from the Stoneham Board of Health/FCC Food Pantry, regardless of your religious affiliation, if any. The Food Pantry stocks non-perishable foods, some household supplies and toiletries, and a limited supply of frozen and refrigerated items such as cheese, eggs, and frozen meats.
You may visit the pantry once a month, by appointment, to select groceries you know will be used by your household. (Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags!) The pantry is open each Tuesday from 9:00am—11:30am and 3:30pm—5:15pm. You can schedule your monthly appointment by calling the church office at 781-438-0097 between 8:30—2:30 Monday through Friday.
When visiting the pantry for the first time, you must provide a photo ID and proof of your residency in Stoneham. A recent bill or lease agreement with your name and Stoneham address displayed will be sufficient.