Haven from Hunger
Families and individuals struggling to put food on the table turn to Haven from Hunger for help. Our core hunger-relief programs are our food pantry and our community meal program.
The Food Pantry at Haven from Hunger provided over 1100 unique households per month from Peabody, Salem, and Lynnfield with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, and non-perishable goods last year. We sourced over 2.1 million pounds from the Greater Boston Food Bank and rescued from local grocery stores and restaurants for disbursement in the pantry and for the Community Meals.
The Pantry operates Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in the lower level of the building, accessible by the ramp on the side of the building, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM. And also on Thursdays 12:30-2:30 and 6PM-8PM. First-time clients are required to fill out an application form for their household and bring a photo ID along with a recent piece of mail (dated within the last 30 days) to confirm residency in Peabody, Salem, or Lynnfield.
Our Community Meal offers guests a filling, nutritious supper in a friendly atmosphere. Last year, we served over 16,000 meals.
There is no cost for dinner and is open for any persons who are able to join us Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 PM-5:30 PM.
Our Resource Center is the newest program in our build-out of the upper floor at Haven from Hunger. Services are available as a walk-in during the Pantry or Community Meal hours or by appointment.
Please check out our volunteer page tab to see how you can be a part of the successes of these community-building programs.