Frequently Asked Questions


Here you will find the answers to the questions most frequently asked about our organization. Please call us or email us if you need more information.

The Dedham Food Pantry was established in 1990 with the goal of ending hunger in Dedham We are a 501(c)(3) funded by donors and run by volunteers. Though the economy has improved during the last few years, many in Dedham still find it difficult to get by with limited means.
Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) funded by entirely by donations both monetary and in-kind, our Federal Taxpayer ID is: 04-3098455. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
While we purchase food in bulk at the Boston Food Bank, we rely on local businesses for weekly in-kind donations such as frozen foods, fruits, and breads from Costco, BJs, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Shaws, Stop and Shop, Wegmans, Target, etc. Please support these establishments as they are an integral part of our mission.
If you are a local business interested in supporting the Dedham Food Pantry email us:
Two quick ways to help us:
Donate– Monetary donations allow us to put more food on the table for those who need it most, here’s howCheck donations can be mailed at: Dedham Food Pantry P. O.  Box 46 Dedham, MA 02027.
Volunteer– Pay it forward by helping our mission, learn more.
We provide assistance to the local Dedham community represented by families, children and senior citizens. There is a required intake process for new or existing clients to make sure they are qualified to receive our assistance.
Individuals and families who shop weekly get an estimated $80-$110 worth of food to include: meat, fruits, vegetables, bread, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering as a group, please email us so we can coordinate and get your group on the schedule.

If you have lost a job, recently got divorced, and just can’t make ends meet- we’re here to help! Please read through our guidelines to see if you qualify, click here to learn more.

  • Food Pantry Address: 600 Washington St. Dedham, MA 02026
  • Phone: 781-320-9442 (Leave a message)

Updated 05/2018