Newton food pantries seek donations and sorting help this month

Help our neighbors facing food insecurity and donate to the Newton Food Drive, which is collecting donations now through December 27 at City Hall and at more than 30 other locations across Newton. The city’s four food pantries provide meals for more than 1,800 people each month, and they need help to keep up with the growing need right here in Newton. The pantries are asking for breakfast foods, including cereal, granola, oatmeal, energy and granola bars, non-perishable milk boxes (not juice), coffee, tea, and peanut butter. (Sorry, no open or expired food can be accepted.) A complete list of the donation sites can be found here.

On December 31, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., bring extra donations and help sort the donated food in the War Memorial at City Hall. Everyone can help, from youngsters to seniors. Plus, enjoy craft making, face painting, and refreshments for the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Open House until noon. For more information, please call 617-796-1540.