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Food Assistance

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is located at 2 Merrimac Street in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It provides food to individuals and families living in Woburn and Winchester Massachusetts who do not have adequate financial resources to meet basic needs.  Recipients have reported that the quantity of food they receive generally lasts about 7+ days. 

Use of the Food Pantry is limited to one time per month.  The Food Pantry is open to all households, through pre-arranged appointments, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 09:45 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. 

The Food Pantry is also open to individuals who work or attend school during the day, through pre-arranged appointments, on Wednesday evening hours, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Information and referral assistance is also available to help clients to link-up with other community services.  Before Thanksgiving and Christmas the program coordinates the distribution of food baskets to hundreds of families. 

Call the Food Pantry at 781-935-6495 for more information. Alternatively you can email

Council of Social Concern
2 Merrimac Street
Woburn, MA 01801



We accept all non-perishable food within date.  Listed below are some suggested foods.  


 Baked Beans

Canned Lunch (Spaghettios, etc.)


Canned Meat (stew, Spam, chili, etc.)


Cereal (hot and cold)




Dessert Mixes, Jello, Pudding


Fruits (Canned)


Instant Mashed Potatoes




Pasta & Sauce


Peanut Butter & Jelly


Personal Care Products/Paper Products


Powdered Milk & Shelf Stable Milk


Rice/Rice Mixes


Soup (Condensed & Ready to Serve)


Snacks (cookies, crackers, etc.)


Sugar-free, Low-sodium & Fat-free Foods










Donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 2 Merrimac Street in Woburn Mondays–Fridays between 9:00-4:30.  If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to Council of Social Concern with Food Pantry written in the memo.