Interfaith Social Services extends food pantry hours
Food pantry to serve 10 South Shore towns
Interfaith Social Services, which operates one of Greater Boston’s largest emergency food pantries, will be expanding their food pantry hours starting in October. The new timetable will introduce Wednesday evening hours into the schedule, allowing clients with morning conflicts to visit the pantry in the early evening.
Beginning October 3, the new food pantry schedule will be as follows: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.; Wednesday evenings, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this new time slot to clients,” said Interfaith’s Food Pantry Manager Eileen Kelly. “Hopefully the evening hours will allow us to accommodate an even wider range of those in need.”
The number of clients served by Interfaith’s food pantry has steadily increased, doubling in the last decade. The extended hours should alleviate some of morning crowds.
Interfaith’s food pantry helps thousands of South Shore residents with emergency food services every year. To be eligible for services, clients must live in Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate or Weymouth. Clients visiting for the first time should bring identification for each member of the household and income verification. Clients are served once every 30 days.