There are many food pantries and soup kitchens in Greater New Bedford providing food to residents in need. Requirements vary per pantry. We encourage you to call pantries before visiting to verify requirements and times. United Way’s Hunger Commission delivers food to many of these pantries on a weekly basis.


American Red Cross 617.274.5200 ext. 5596

166 Jenney St. (Boys/Girls Club)

Third Thursday of month 10am-12pm (available 1x per month)

Photo. ID, proof of income, rent receipts, proof of address, ID for household members required.


Catholic Social Services 508.997.7337

238 Bonney Street (in back of O. L. of Mt. Carmel R. C. Church)
Wednesday & Thursday 10-12 (available 1x every 30 days)

Min. 18 years-old, proofs of income & residency, photo ID, MA. Health ID required for all children. Non-perishable foods.

Debbie’s Kitchen Food Pantry 508.525.9010
95 Willow Street

Saturdays 10 am-Noon.

Requires photo ID, food stamp ID and proof of income. Serves residents of NB and the surrounding area. Delivery to elders/handicap available; need to call. Limited to one visit/month.

Grace Episcopal Church 508.993.0547
133 School Street
Wednesday & Friday 9.30 – 10.30 (available 1x per month / 12 x per yr)

Photo ID required and children’s insurance cards.

MO Food Life Pantry 508.992.5978
725 Pleasant Street
Open 3 Wednesdays per month (call first) 10-12 noon (available once every 30 days)

For adults, picture ID & proof of income, ID for family members.

Mobile Ministries 508.993.0614
MON: Salvation Army parking lot 6.00pm
TUES: PAACA 6.00pm
WED: South Baptist Church, Brock Avenue 3.30pm
THU: Salvation Army parking lot 6.00pm
FRI: PAACA 6.00pm
SAT: Salv.Army lot 11.30am; South Bapt.Church, Brock Ave 1.30pm

PACE, Inc. 508.999.9920
166 William Street
Monday-Friday 9-11am and 2-3pm but closed Wednesday afternoons

Picture ID and insurance verification for all adults, insurance only for children. Call for more details.

The Salvation Army 508.997.6561
619 Purchase Street
Monday-Friday 8.30am -Noon & 1-3 (available 1x every 3 months)
Need to make an appointment; need ID for household members & proof of residence , insurance card, birth certificate 16/under, proof of income.

St. Anthony’s Church 508.993.1691
Nye Street Entrance (enter through church basement door)
Every other Thursday @ 11.30am – 12.45pm (1st week only last names starting A-L; 2nd week only last names starting M-Z).

St. Lawrence Church 508.992.4251
110 Summer Street

Every other Friday from 10.30-11.30am.

Photo ID for household mem-bers and proof of address in 02740 zip code required.

St. Martin’s Church 508.994.8972
136 Rivet Street
3rd Saturday 10-11am and last Tues of month 5-6pm

Seven Hills Behavioral Health 508.999.4159
1177 Acushnet Avenue
Monday & Weds 9:30 – 12:00pm

Photo ID, proof of income/address