Open since the early ’90s, our Pantry has been an important ministry of Christ Church for almost 20 years. Each Sunday morning, we bless a bag of food for the Pantry as part of our regular offertory procession as a sign of our commitment to this ministry.
Hours and Location
Grandma’s Pantry is open Friday mornings from 9-11 am, and is available only to Waltham residents 60 years of age or older (ID is required).
Please use the front side door closest to Main Street to enter the church and go down the stairs to the left in order to find the Pantry inside the church.
While only 2 volunteers are needed to staff the pantry each Friday, we are always looking for more volunteers to rotate through the schedule.
Volunteers are not needed to pre-package bags as we allow our patrons to choose their own food staples and restocking shelves is done at 11:00 on Friday after the last patron has left. This way the Pantry is all set for the next week, making it unnecessary for outside people to help during the week.
Unfortunately, the size and design of our Pantry does not allow for large/outside groups (ie Scouts) to offer assistance. We recommend contacting the Waltham Community Day Center about bringing your group, as they are definitely always looking for more volunteers and greatly appreciate all help received.
Each May, the Waltham Postal Workers have an Annual Food Drive to donate to Grandma’s Pantry. For this one day annual event, we do need as many volunteers as possible to empty bins, categorize items and re-box foods for storage.
Many Thanks to Temple Isaiah
Shopping for the pantry is almost always done by Jane Solis of Temple Isaiah in Lexington. Temple Isaiah donates food on a monthly basis, therefore eliminating the need for additional shopping by our parishioners.
Additional Food Donations
Donations of non-perishable food or money to purchase food are still always appreciated. Donations are accepted during church office hours (T-Th, 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.
The Pantry is run by Sally Lobo, who has dedicated over 6 years to this community outreach program. She is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 781-893-6034. You may also call the church office and leave a message.