Healthy Waltham is Supporting our Community with help from 128mainst.com
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Healthy Waltham is immediately doubling the offerings of two mobile food pantries in Waltham. Beginning April 2nd, it will be offering its Watch City Market food pantry twice a month, outdoors from 4 to 5:30pm, at St. Mary’s Parish, 133 School Street in Waltham. It will be open on April 2nd, April 16th, and May 7th. Additional dates will be announced later in the season.
Rep. Stanley helped connect 128mainst.com with Healthy Waltham. 128mainst.com donated $10,000, food and gift cards from Market Basket. The group also committed to raising money from Waltham corporations to benefit the Healthy Waltham food pantry.
Watch City Market, Waltham’s largest mobile food pantry originally located at McDevitt Middle School 75 Church Street, has been providing 300 grocery bags per month full of fresh food and pantry staples to local children and families for the past three years. Starting next week, it will double the amount offered to a total 600 bags/month, through offerings twice per month.
The Waltham Senior Pantries, sponsored by the Waltham Connections for Healthy Aging coalition, for older adult residents of Waltham Housing Authority buildings, has been delivering 200 bags per month of groceries and essential personal care and sanitary goods to seniors for the past two years. In April, it will increase its offering to a total of 400 bags of groceries per month.
Healthy Waltham is following all recommended protocols to keep its staff and volunteers and pantry safe, including safe distancing, curbside pickups, mask and glove requirements, and storage of items.
Healthy Waltham is seeking funds to continue to run the expanded pantry. It currently has funds to run through June but seeks to provide the increased service through August. If you want to help, please consider a donation to Healthy Waltham. To donate, please visit: www.healthy-waltham.org/donate/.