Friends Feeding Families

Friends Feeding Families is an annual campaign of Catholic Charities. This year alone, Catholic Charities of Boston has distributed almost 2 million pounds of food to thousands of our neediest neighbors of all faiths at our food pantries. Thanks to Friends Feeding Families, our clients don’t have to decide between paying their utility bill and putting dinner on the table.

To become involved, please contact Holly Clark at

Help end hunger in your community.

We rely on community support to serve those who rely on our services. We’re proud that you are a part of this community.


How can you help?

Host a Brown Bag Party in your Home, School or Work
Invite your friends to support our food pantries by bringing a bag of groceries or by purchasing gift cards. We’ll provide you with fact sheets and resources. If you would like to have a CCAB representative speak to your group, classroom or colleagues about the impact your drive will have for people facing food insecurity, we'd be happy to schedule an appearance with you. As a token of our appreciation, each party host will receive an official “Friends Feeding Families Brown Bag” tote.

To learn more, click here.

Fill a Brown Bag with Groceries
Fill a bag with non-perishable foods from our list and we’ll make sure it is given to a neighbor in need. 

Gift Card Collections
Host a Gift Card Collection at your company or organization. Our food pantries use gift cards to supplement donated food and to replenish high-demand items. Donated gift cards, in any denomination, are always appreciated. 

Corporate Brown Bag Sponsorships

Sponsor the official “Friends Feeding Families Brown Bag," a reusable tote bag that is given to supporters and friends. We are proud to include the logos of sponsors on the brown bags.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, we recommend ordering donated items online via Amazon or other grocery delivery services.

Food can be delivered directly to our larger Food Pantries:*

  • Boston - 185 Columbia Road, Dorchester, 617.506.6600
  • Brockton - 169 Court Street, Brockton, 508.587.0815

Gift Cards can be brought directly to any of the above sites as well as our other community centers:*

  • Lowell - 70 Lawrence Street, 978.454.9946
  • Lynn - Catholic Charities North, 117 North Common Street, 781.593.2312
  • South Boston - Labouré Center, 275 West Broadway, 617.464.8500

*Please call ahead for hours of operation.

Thank you to our sponsors: