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Food pantries in Plymouth County Massachusetts.

If you live in Plymouth County Massachusetts, find where to turn to for free food, meals, and groceries. Various pantries and banks provide assistance and resources to families and individuals in the region who need help. Both emergency assistance to feed a family and applications to long term USDA programs are provided.

The main food pantries to call are listed below. There are also government affiliated human service agencies available. Never hesitate to call a food bank in your area, as every year thousands of families receive free or low cost groceries for themselves and their families. If you need to choose between paying bills, rent, and providing food, these centers help many Plymouth residents through a difficult period.

In addition to providing hot meals, free food, perishable items, and government surplus items, many locations also have on site thrift stores or clothing closets. Those centers may pass out free household products, personal hygiene items, or new or used clothing. Call your local Plymouth County Massachusetts food pantry for immediate assistance.

St. Vincent DePaul / Blessed Food Pantry
Location of pantry is 126 South Meadow Road
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
Call - (508) 746-4926
Food, groceries, and meals are offered for the needy, low income, working poor, and really anyone who needs help.

Brockton Assembly of God Church
Address of church is 199 Warren Avenue
Brockton, MA, 02301
Dial (508) 583-7222

Brockton Seventh Day Adventist Church
28 Warren Avenue
Brockton, Massachusetts, 02301
Phone number – (508) 588-8436
Pantry provides meals, counseling, and emergency food boxes.





Care Works Food Pantry
41 Pottle Street
Kingston, Massachusetts, 02364
(781) 585-6897

Carver Council on Aging Food Pantry
Location - Atwood House Corner of Tremont & Lakeview Streets
South Carver, Massachusetts, 02366
Dial (508) 866-4698
The focus is on helping senior citizens as well as the disabled in Plymouth County. The resources include Meals on Wheels, applications to health care programs, basic needs such as adult diapers, and low cost congregate meals.

Catholic Charities South
686 North Main Street, Brockton, MA, 02301, Call (508) 587-0815
second location is 157 Centre Street, Brockton, MA, 02302, (508) 587-0815
third location located at 377 Court Street Cordage Park, Plymouth, MA, 02360, telephone (508) 746-613

Anyone can get help, regardless of religion. A number of social services, food assistance programs, clothing, and even limited financial help is offered by the organization. Staff may also help families living in poverty apply for SNAP food stamps, or help students enroll into free school lunch or breakfast programs.

Central Baptist Church
3 Nickerson Avenue
Middleboro, MA, 02346
Main phone number - (508) 947-8340
A soup kitchen is also on site. The charity and its volunteers serve Christmas meals, feed the homeless, and provide other services.

Central Congregational Church
Location - 2 Webster Street
Middleboro, MA, 02349
Food pantry phone number - (508) 947-1256




Charity Guild, Inc.
Main address - 501 Main Street
Brockton, Massachusetts, 02301
Phone - (508) 583-5280. Dial for hours or appointment.

Christ Church Food Pantry
Address: 149 Court Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
Dial (508) 746-4959
The charity may have Boxed or Canned Juices, baby formula for low income single moms, clothing, fresh fruits, and more.

Damien's Place Food Pantry
3065 Cranberry Highway
East Wareham, MA, 02538
Telephone: (508) 295-3486
Holidays meals and groceries are provided during limited hours of this food bank.

Father Bills and Mainspring
Main address - 54 North Main Street
Brockton, MA, 02301
Main phone number (508) 427-6448
They may also help women and children apply for WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Full Gospel Tabernacle Church Food Pantry
Address - 441 Main Street
Brockton, Massachusetts, 02301
Dial - (508) 587-6785
Call or stop by for free or low cost food, baby formula, diapers, clothing, and other aid.

Gethsemane Seventh Day Adventist Church
34 Nilsson Street
Brockton, MA, 02301
Phone number - (508) 587-4343

Halifax Congregational Church
503 Plymouth Street Route 106
Halifax, Massachusetts, 02338
For hours, call (781) 293-6393





Hanover Emergency Food Pantry
Address is 580 Webster Street
Hanover, MA, 02339
Main phone of food bank - (781) 878-0707
Local families facing imminent hunger can get a box of canned groceries or perishable goods. Other clients include children looking for a summer snack or the elderly.

Hanson Food Pantry
214 Main Street, Hanson, Massachusetts, 02341
Phone :(781) 293-3502

Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry
685 Main Street,
Hingham, MA, 02044
Call (781) 740-8180
Covers the South Shore area of Massachusetts and Plymouth County. There may also be a brown bag lunch program for seniors or applications to Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

House of Prayer
Location of pantry is 848 Main Street Rear Door
Brockton, Massachusetts, 02301
Dial (508) 584-9199

Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
6 Main Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360
Call (508) 747-2003
Military personnel and veterans that live in Plymouth County can call this facility for free food, meals, Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts and meals, and other assistance.

Messiah Baptist Church Food Pantry
Address - 80 Legion Parkway
Brockton, MA, 02301
Telephone - (508) 584-1963

Norwell Food Pantry
Norwell, MA, 02061
Call - (781) 659-7878
Groceries, perishable food, a soup kitchen, and applications to food stamps are on site.

Pembroke Council on Aging
Address - 144 Center Street Town Hall
Pembroke, MA, 02359
Center phone number - (781) 294-8220
Focuses on senior citizens and other low income, older residents.





Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless Administration
149 Bishop's Highway
Kingston, MA, 02364
Primary phone number - (781) 582-2010
Homeless and people on the verge of eviction can access shelter, food, groceries, and meals.

Rockland Food Pantry
12 Church Street (Basement)
Rockland, Massachusetts, 02370
(781) 878-1078

Saint Thomas Aquinas Church
Church pantry address is 103 Center Street. Stop b for information.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 02324
Telephone - (508) 697-9528

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Bridget's Church
Address is 455 Plymouth Street
Abington, MA, 02351
Food number of pantry (781) 878-1194
Administers a food pantry staffed by volunteers and others. Counselors can also refer the working poor and families to other social service programs and/or government resources. Confidential services for clients of the charity organization.

Salvation Army
Main address is 216 Centre Street
Brockton, MA, 02303
Telephone - (508) 583-1896
Another site is also located at 8 Carver Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360, Phone:(508) 746-1559
Some services on site include a thrift store, food pantry, housing and rental assistance, Toys for Tots, Christmas and Holiday meals, diapers, baby formula, and much more.

Scituate Food Pantry - Masonic Temple
344 Country Way
Scituate, Massachusetts, 02066
Call (781) 545-4143

South Shore Community Action Council, Inc.
8 Carver Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
Telephone - (508) 746-1559
Other locations are
149 Court Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
Phone (508) 746-4959
The Plymouth County non-profit community action agency. The agency wants to ensure people are self-sufficient, and can make it through a difficult period. To meet that goal, offers short term help like free food, and longer term services like career counseling.

St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
71 East Main Street, Brockton, MA, 02301
Call the office at (508) 586-6491

A second church is at 103 Center Street St. Thomas Aquinas Church,
Bridgewater, MA, 02324
Dial (508) 697-9528
Helps the low income meet their nutritional needs, and apply for food stamps, government aid, and other help, like housing.




Union Congregational Church Food Pantry
Location: 105 Pleasant Street
East Bridgewater, MA, 02333
Number is (508) 378-2874

Wellspring Multi-Service Center
814 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, Massachusetts, 02045
Main phone number - (781) 925-3211
Low income families from this part of Plymouth County can learn about housing, government USDA food programs, and much more.

Whitman Food Pantry/St. Vincent DePaul Society
Holy Ghost Parish 588 Washington Street
Whitman, Massachusetts, 02382
Food bank number (781) 447-4421
Call for information on the food assistance provided, and hours.

East Bridgewater Emergency Pantry - C/O Union Congregational
Location is 105 Pleasant Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Families in a crisis can dial (508) 378-2874

First Congregational Church
Address is 1981 Ocean Street
Marshfield, Massachusetts 02050
Phone - (781) 837-0359
People in need can get emergency groceries, meals, baby formula, paper goods, and more from the pantry.

There are other assistance programs to help feed the less fortunate in Plymouth County. Call 617.427.5200 for referrals or to learn about the Summer Food Service Program, WIC vouchers, local soup pantries and more.

By Jon McNamara

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