Park Street Church Food Bank
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.” Isaiah 58
Who We Serve
Food Banks function differently from Food Pantries.
A Food Pantry provides food to the public to counter the effects of Food Insecurity.
A Food Bank stores a supply of food and makes it available to Food Pantries when other sources are unavailable.
Our Food Bank stocks up nonperishable foods and provides these to Food Pantries with whom we have partnerships.
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I never thought I would have the opportunity to use the skills I cultivate at work, such as team-building and project management, to advance God’s Kingdom and help meet immediate needs in the city I call home. I’m excited to be able to help the body of Christ work together for His good!
I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work alongside other congregations in the city in visibly and materially doing the work of the church. God can use even a pandemic to glorify his name!
Weekly Updates november 16-20
- We have been able to establish a regular pick up time and amount with Winthrop moving forward. We’ve been in communication with many of our partners who are expecting increased need from our supply in the coming weeks.
- New partnership with an East Boston soup kitchen/food pantry with first pick up next week.
- Safety of our volunteers and partners as they receive, repackage, and delivery food to families who need it.
- Good communication with current and potential partnering churches/programs
- That we would have opportunities to communicate the gospel through our relationships.
Friday Prayer vigils
The grant of $24,000, to be used over three months, was awarded by the Boston Resiliency Fund, dedicated to helping community groups provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning students, and support to first responders and health care workers in Boston.
This story is written in the first person by Hannah Tam a young Asian woman who attends Harvard Medical and delivered groceries on the Labor Day weekend. We delivered the groceries this morning at 10am. What a wonderful way to start the day! After attending the 11am...
by Jennifer Powell Julianne White was building a career in the corporate world when she felt a tug at her heart five years ago to do something that would enable her to more directly help people. She could not have foreseen the winding path that led her to a critical...
America is in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. 1 Recent surveys suggest that people are going hungry. However, surveys also suggest that federal aid packages amounting to more than $2 trillion dollars have prevented a surge in poverty2. This...
This story is told by a volunteer in the first person. Names have been changed to protect confidentiality. I wanted to share with you about a conversation I had at the food pantry tonight. Originally I thought I would take the night off, but around 5:30, when...
A story shared by Ying – she and her family purchased and delivered groceries to a family in need. They have been checking in and following up since that delivery! “I do want to share our story with the family we got connected with but probably not identified by...
By Jennifer Powell As the COVID-19 Pandemic unfolded, routines were disrupted at the Brigham House while caregivers at the assisted living facility took drastic measures to protect the residents. Visitors were not allowed. Meals were served in individual...
by Jennifer Powell Scott Forest was just a few weeks into his role as a project manager for one of Park Street’s Covid-19 Rapid Response Teams when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Although faced with months of treatment that would alter his days and sap his...
By Jennifer Powell The line for the food pantry in East Boston stretched out the door, down the street, and around the corner. And yet, Ricardo waited for an hour and a half. He was out of work, not eligible for benefits, and needed to eat. But by the time he got to...
by Jennifer Powell As a former executive chef, Patrick Lynch knows quite a bit about food shopping, But he was still daunted by the challenge of getting enough of the right kinds of groceries for a family of seven he had never met and knew little about to survive for...
Friday Prayer Vigil
The Friday Prayer Vigil returns in December and will follow Advent themes until Christmas!