Support Food Insecure and Vulnerable Populations

Food distribution to the elderly and people with disabilities

Meals on Wheels

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time. By delivering meals you bring nutritious food and a friendly visit to eight to 10 seniors and people with disabilities in your community. Anyone can deliver meals, and it’s a great volunteer opportunity for families and teams of employees, as well. Sign up today and find out how easy and rewarding it is to bring nutrition and independence to your neighbors!

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Food pantries

Foodpantries.org

We not only provide listings of pantries, but we also provide information on: food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc. Our comprehensive list of food assistance programs provides full descriptions, pictures, hours, volunteer information, etc. Food locations provided are faith based, government and non profit. We list them all.

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Food preparation and delivery

The Friday Café (Cambridge)

The Friday Café, a weekly daytime drop-in program, offers a welcoming space where homeless and housed adults can gather and get to know each other. Serving an average of 150 guests a week (or as many as 300 on winter Fridays), it offers food and coffee, rest and resources to people living on the margins—but most importantly, community. At the Friday Café, people experiencing a wide variety of life circumstances can relax, share a meal, and talk together as friends.

Volunteer with the Friday Cafe

Food preparation and sorting

Greater Boston Food Bank

Volunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank play a critical role in helping to end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts, and their role is even more critical now given the increased need for food as a result of the pandemic. GBFB is committed to keeping our network in operation and getting food to our neighbors in need but we can’t do that without you.

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Serve as a Veteran's Penpal

Office of Veteran Services

The goal of our program is to pair people or families (buddies) with local veterans. The Office of Veteran Services will provide the buddy with the name, branch of service and, in some cases, the wartime era that the local veteran served in. It's a great way to form life-long bonds with our nation's greatest treasures: our veterans.

Volunteer with the Office of Veteran Services

Support a local food bank

Feeding America

The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger. Contact your local community food bank to find food or click here to read about public assistance programs.

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Support children across the globe

UNICEF

Join us to make a direct impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Volunteer with UNICEF

Support worldwide movements dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty

Care International

Around the world, CARE Members and Affiliates are organizing events, public speeches, challenge tours – all with the help of committed volunteers. They raise awareness, engage the public and bring the needs of poor people to the attention of politicians. If you are interested and want to become engaged, contact the CARE Member in your country.

Volunteer with Care International