The Stoneham Board of Health Food Pantry is headquartered in the First Congregational Church of Stoneham. The pantry…More provides food in cases of emergency to residents of Stoneham and neighboring towns. Religious affiliation is not required to receive support from the food pantry. In addition to Stoneham, other towns serviced include Melrose, Woburn, Wakefield, Reading and Winchester.
The pantry helps individuals who are going through difficulties as a result of illness, age, unemployment or other economic conditions and dilemmas. Clients may visit the pantry once a month by calling the number provided to set up an appointment to come in and select groceries. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food items that are donated by individuals, congregations, businesses and organizations. A limited supply of frozen and refrigerated items such as milk, cheese, eggs, ground beef and turkey is available.