Grandma’s Pantry is a supplemental food pantry for the elderly of Waltham which began in 1990. Our congregation and faithful local community contributions fill our cupboards and support us financially. The Pantry is the recipient of their generosity throughout the year and especially at holiday times.
The pantry services Waltham residents 60 years of age or older (ID is required).
In 2016 Grandma’s Pantry served 1723 people.
Hours and Location
Grandma’s Pantry is transitioning its days from every Friday to the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Hours are from 9:00am to 11:00am
Friday, August 4 Saturday, September 9
Friday, August 11 Saturday, September 23
Friday, August 18
Friday, August 25
(end of Friday open time)
We are always looking for more volunteers to rotate through the schedule.
Each May, the Waltham Postal Workers have an Annual Food Drive to donate to Grandma’s Pantry. For this one day annual event, we always need as many volunteers as possible to empty bins, categorize items and re-box foods for storage.
Many Thanks to Temple Isaiah
Temple Isaiah in Lexington donates food on a monthly basis.
Additional Food Donations
Donations of non-perishable food or money to purchase food are always appreciated. Donations are accepted during church office hours (M-F, 10am-2pm) and also during our Sunday church services. Please remember that food items should be regular size, not large size, as this is for individual seniors, not families. Sugar free and no salt items are accepted.
Grandma’s Pantry is excited to have received a grant from Foundation for MetroWest to assist in this ministry, as well as a House of Mercy grant from the Episcopal Diocese of MA.