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. Bring 2 recyclable bags with you.
We now provide a large rotating selection of pick-your-own farm-fresh produce at the Free Grocery Store Farmers Market.
Visit once a week: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am–3:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-6:30pm. Senior hours are Monday/Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am.
Photo Identification and Proof of State Address are required. These must be actual “documents”. We cannot accept digital images displayed on your phone.
Please note that only one resident per home or apartment per week is permitted.
Hopkinton Food Pantry
We supply perishable and non-perishable groceries for Hopkinton residents, packed for curbside pick-up or delivery. We deliver on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. 24 hour notice on delivery food orders is required.
Visit once a week: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am–3:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-6:30pm
No lines or waiting if you are using the Hopkinton town pantry only. Please ring the doorbell at the window if you only wish to use the town pantry. If you are using the state pantry, you will have to follow the state guidelines which will require a ticket and a wait in line with other state residents.
Photo Identification and Proof of Address are required. These must be actual “documents”. We cannot accept digital images displayed on your phone.
Gluten-Free Food Pantry
We provide an array of gluten-free groceries for customers with dietary restrictions during normal business hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am–3:30pm Wednesday 9:30am-6:30pm.
Used Clothing Program
Open subject to staffing availability.
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.
Customers are limited to one visit per month.
211 Emergency Program
Project Just Because does not have or provide gift cards, pay rent or mortgages, and does not pay bills to our 211 system.
We provide an array of household necessities to help individuals, veterans and families who have emergency needs as a result of a major crisis such as domestic abuse, natural disasters, house fires, or transition from rehabilitation, homelessness or incarceration.
Please make sure you qualify for the program before filling out the form. If your situation does not qualify you for this program, please use our Free Clothing store to supplement your needs.
Baskets of Love Program
We create a custom care gift wrapped and filled with small gifts for new babies ages 0-2 months or someone undergoing cancer treatments. Please note that diapers and wipes are not available through this program. Please note that these gifts are for Massachusetts residents only.
Please bring a birth certificate for the baby basket only.
Gifts do not include diapers, formula, clothing, or gift cards. You will receive a small basket with a few baby items.
We give a minimum of two toys and a birthday bag with party items such as decorations and cake mix for children living in Massachusetts aged 1-12 years old. Come to 77 South St. 2 weeks prior to your child’s birthday to receive the gift. A birth certificate or other legal proof of birthdate is required.
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Valentine’s Day Program (February)
We provide gift bags for children up to age 12. For families in need, the gift bag includes an assortment of items like bubbles, stuffed animals, candy, toys, chalk or crayons, books, and snacks. Come to Project Just Because for assistance with these items. Children must be residents of Massachusetts. Please have proof of address when you pick up.
Easter Program (March/April)
We provide Easter bags for children up to age 12. The gift bag includes an assortment of items small toys, stuffed animals, candy, chalk or crayons, books, snacks, and of course eggs! Come to Project Just Because for assistance with these items. Children must be residents of Massachusetts. Please have proof of address when you pick up.
Back to School Program (August)
We provide new backpacks and fill them with much-needed school supplies. This program is for preschoolers through seniors in high school who live in Massachusetts and for whom schools don’t offer support. Come to Project Just Because for assistance with these items.
Keep A Family Warm Program
We provide Massachusetts residents in need, 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. Please have your identification, proof of birthdate(s) and proof of address available. Come to Project Just Because for assistance with these items.
Thanksgiving Program (November)
Depending on availability, we provide many of the items needed for a Thanksgiving to remember. Again, available to Massachusetts residents, turkeys and other festive foods for Thanksgiving dinner are available in the Free Grocery Store the week before Thanksgiving. We are sensitive to the cultural differences in what makes a holiday meal. We offer alternative choices for families that do not eat turkey or other items. We may be able to make accommodations for those that do not have the place to store these items. Come to Project Just Because for assistance with these items.
Holiday Program (December)
For children who reside in Massachusetts, we try to provide an assortment of holiday gifts for children from one month, up to age 18.
Parents or guardians may fill out a request for the children in their households, only. Please remember that a birth certificate or other legal proof of child’s age is required.
UPDATE 11/2023 – Our holiday program has reached capacity, but is still open for Hopkinton residents only. Please email email@example.com for more information.