Year-Round Programs

The Free Grocery Store FOR ALL MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS

We provide our community with high-quality proteins, dairy products, shelf-stable dry goods, fruits, vegetables, beverages, sweets, and loaves of bread from local bakeries. Guests can walk through the store and pick their own groceries off the shelves.

Visit once a week: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am–3:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-6:30pm

No appointments needed. No IDs required. Please wear a mask while shopping.

Hopkinton Food Pantry

We supply perishable and non-perishable groceries for Hopkinton residents, packed for curbside pick-up or delivery.

Visit once a week: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am–3:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-6:30pm

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Pallet Program

We now provide a large rotating selection of pick-your-own farm-fresh produce at the Free Grocery Store Farmers Market.

Clothing

We provide free new and gently used clothing for adults and children. Clothes of all sizes, including seasonal and professional work attire, are displayed on hangers for guests to peruse and choose items from. All residents of Massachusetts can shop in our clothing store. All items are free of charge.

Visit once a week: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am–3:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-6:30pm

No appointments needed. No IDs required. Please wear a mask while shopping.

Gluten-Free Food Pantry

We provide an array of gluten-free groceries for clients with dietary restrictions.

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211 Emergency/Domestic Abuse Program

We provide an array of household necessities to help individuals and families who have experienced a crisis such as domestic abuse, natural disasters, house fires, transition from homelessness or incarceration, or recent immigration as refugees.

Fill out a 211 Emergency/Domestic Abuse Assistance Request form here.

Basket of Love Program

We create a custom care basket wrapped and filled with small gifts for special circumstances such as new babies or cancer treatments.

Fill out a Basket of Love Request form here.

Birthday Program

We give a minimum of two toys, a book, and a birthday bag with party items such as decorations and cake mix for children aged 1-12 years old. Fill out a Birthday Request form here within 30 days prior to the child’s birthdate.

General Requests

We provide key necessities, such as bedding, toiletry kits, and baby care, not offered in our other programs. (Items will vary based on availability.) General requests will be taken care of at walk in during the first week of the month. The items will be displayed near the entrance where clients can choose for themselves. There is no need to fill out a form.

Thrift

Located at the entrance to the clothing program, our free thrift store gives away books, housewares, and anything else donated to us that we will not give out through our other programs.

Furniture Network

A place to find or donate pieces of furniture too large to store in our facility. Please click here.

Resource Network

A place containing information about additional resources in our state and local communities. Please click here.

Seasonal Programs

Valentine’s Day Program (February)

We provide gift bags for children up to age 12. The gift bag includes an assortment of bubbles, stuffed animals, candy, toys, chalk or crayons, books, and snacks. Come to PJB for assistance with these items.

Easter Program (March/April)

Easter baskets for children up to age 12. The gift basket includes an assortment of bubbles, stuffed animals, candy, toys, chalk or crayons, books, snacks, and of course eggs! Come to PJB for assistance with these items.

Back to School Program (August)

We provide new backpacks from which a child can choose and then fill with the much-needed school supplies that we offer. This program is for preschoolers through seniors in high school. Come to PJB for assistance with these items.

If teachers have provided them to the kids, please bring each student’s supplies list.

Keep A Family Warm Program (October-February)

We provide our clients with winter coats, hats, gloves, and blankets for all ages. Our goal is to make sure we keep local families warm during the winter months. Come to PJB for assistance with these items.

Thanksgiving Program (November)

We provide all the items needed for a Thanksgiving to remember. Turkeys and other festive foods for Thanksgiving dinner are available in the Free Grocery Store all month long. Come to PJB for assistance with these items.

Holiday Program (December)

We provide an assortment of holiday gifts for children up to age 18. No child should go without gifts during the holiday season, and we make sure that doesn’t happen.

Parents or guardians may fill out a request for the children in their households.