Food Pantry > How To Help
No matter your age, religious affiliation, or income, there are ways to help our food pantry.
Whether it is stocking shelves, unloading trucks, taking inventory, picking up food orders, setting up on shopping days, greeting our guests, helping to put everything away, or all of the above, many hands make light work.
Sending money to the the food pantry will help support our mission. Checks should be made payable to Stratford Street United Church, which is a 501(c)(3) organization (please list "food pantry" in the memo line) and can be mailed to the church or dropped through a mail slot in our door.
Shoppers at Rose's Bounty are always looking for bags to help them carry their groceries home. Paper bags are the preferred bags, but extra recycled bags (such as those from Whole Foods) are also appreciated.
Get the Word Out
Low on cash or time? No worries! Tell your friends, neighbors, or local businesses about the food pantry in West Roxbury. By getting the word out, you are making a difference.
It might be stating the obvious, but food pantries need food. While we get a large percentage of our food from institutions such as the Greater Boston Food Bank and supermarket donations, there is always room for more. Consider organizing a food drive at your children’s school, with your Scout troop, at your church, or your place of business. Watch for Rose’s Bounty donation boxes at banks, the post office, or convenience stores. Or buy a few extra items when you do your own weekly shopping.
You can donate non-perishable goods at the church during our office hours, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10AM-2PM (ring the doorbell on the door on the left). We also have donation bins at the following locations:
Connect Us With Corporations
Many corporations are looking to help make the world a better place. By donating money, food, supplies, or equipment to Rose's Bounty, they can play a small role in making a big difference. Stratford Street United Church is thankful to the following businesses for their support: