Food & Kitchen Supplies
We currently receive regular food deliveries of fresh foods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Food for Free. Throughout the month, we also get donations of food from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Community Cooks and Brookline Food Co-op.
We accept donations of the following items regularly:
Kitchen & Food Supplies:
Almond butter, vegan soups, vegan snacks
Salad dressings, condiments
Spoons and bowls
Unopened packages of sugar, honey, olive oil, vinegar, canola oil
Canned soups and stews (and other non-perishables)
Salt, pepper, cinnamon, and other spices
Coffee & powder creamer
Flour, sugar, almond flour, etc.
Please see our Other Ways to Volunteer page for information on Food Drives and Luncheon opportunities.
Donated Clothing & Other Items
Donated clothing can be dropped off one hour after opening and one hour before closing. Monday-Friday 11am-7pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm. Most donations go directly back into our donation area. With large donations we will occasionally host special shopping days.
Due to space limitations, please call in advance if it will be a large donation (larger than 2 boxes/trashbags).
Scroll down for info on what we DO accept besides clothing.
we do NOT accept:
Out of Season clothing
Baby Supplies including: strollers, basinets, cribs, diapers, nursing pads, baby/toddler toys, slides, bottles, infant clothing, toddler clothing
Used Make Up / Used toiletries
Underwear (used, new is great!)
Bras (sports bras okay, if in good condition)
In addition to clothing, we do accept:
Unopened toiletries: deodorant, dental hygiene products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, etc
Unopened makeup and nail polish
Books (in small quantities) - (We have a library of over 3,000 books!)
Have something to donate that isn’t listed here?
Call us at 617-354-6394 ext 11, ask for Jessye or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Donations Accepted Regularly
As a shoestring budget operation, we are always interested in accepting the following donations. If you have a large donation, please call in advance to confirm space availability.
Pens that work well, glue, glue sticks, Post-it notes
Printer & copier paper (8 1/2 x 11"), white and pastels
HP 62 XL Color Ink
Scissors, rolls of Scotch tape, duct tape, twine
Computers: in good condition, with Windows 7 or later
Computer monitors: in good condition, 22-inch or larger
Headphones (for computer use), USB sticks/flash drives
Gift cards for supermarkets, drugstores, hardware stores,
Staples, Best Buy, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Target, etc.
MBTA "Charlie Cards" with any amount of value on them
Beads and beading supplies
Paints (acrylic, tempura, gouache, watercolor etc.)
Mat boards, drawing pencils, markers, watercolor paper and more!
Disinfecting wipes (in tall circular containers)
Rubber gloves and sponges
Hand towels, dish towels, potholders
Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, napkins
Unscented liquid dish soap