Food Pantry Collection

First Church regularly collects donations for Helping Hand Food Pantry located just down Mass Ave. at St. James Episcopal Church in Porter Square. A basket sits outside our sanctuary doors on most Sundays ready to receive your donations. The Helping Hand Food Pantry provides groceries and referrals to individuals in need of assistance. They serve between 300 and 400 households each month.

The pantry does not have a residency requirement, and serves people living throughout the Greater Boston area. People wishing to use the pantry must bring an MA Identification Card or License. T-passes and EBT cards will not be accepted.

During St. James’ redevelopment, the Food Pantry will be held at Fresh Pond Apartments, 362 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge.

The pantry is open during the following hours:
• Tuesdays: 4 to 6 p.m.

• Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Nancy McArdle

Join First Church's actions for gun safety. Contact Ann McCann, Chair Witness Against Gun Violence and Inequality at
Thank you!

Volunteer at First Church Shelter and/or attend the Shelter's Doris Beauvais Lecture and Lunch on October 19, 12:30 PM in Margaret Jewett Hall, First Church.
Food for body and soul!

Buses are available from Cambridge: Buy a ticket here. Several First Churchers are going. Please join them! Contact John Schultz at for info on environmental actions at First Church.