Basic Needs

Catholic Charities is tasked with serving those who wonder how they will be able to meet their most basic needs. We embrace each family with a plan to achieve self-sufficiency, giving back some of the choices that they lost along the way.

With 10 sites throughout Greater Boston, we are able to provide a wide range of support, including food pantries, rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, baby supplies, clothing and other necessities, and seasonal and holiday assistance for families who cannot afford a warm meal at Thanksgiving. Some gifts are given to current clients for their children at Christmas.

Our Food Pantries are located in Dorchester, Boston's South End, Brockton, Lowell and Somerville.

Annual campaigns such as Friends Feeding Families and support from the community help to restock the shelves of our pantries which feed over 100,000 people each year.


Please note that all assistance is dependent on availability and donations.