Family Table operates four Sunday distributions each month, at our locations in Waltham, Canton and Marblehead. At our Sunday distributions, volunteers pack and deliver groceries to clients who are unable to drive or lack transportation. View our distribution schedule. Family Table also offers a weekly “Marketplace” distribution where clients can select their own groceries, for those who have transportation to our pantry in Waltham.
Our volunteers are dedicated to making a difference by providing an important caring connection to the community for our clients. Each month, hundreds of volunteers give their time to Family Table. Last year, Family Table volunteers packed more than 35,000 bags and made more than 3,300 grocery deliveries to clients who might otherwise have gone without.
Volunteers are welcome to join us one or more Sundays per year. Families with young children are welcome to volunteer. In this way, children experience hands-on tzedakah and truly come to understand that they can make a difference in the lives of others.
Please fill out our brief Family Table Application to sign up. Email email@example.com if you have questions.
Our volunteer community is also very important in supplying much of the food we distribute. Seventy collection sites, including synagogues, Jewish day schools, and community centers from around Greater Boston, the North Shore, and the South area donate food to Family Table each month, supplying nearly two-thirds of the food we provide.
North Shore Volunteering
Massachusetts has seen a 59% increase in food insecurity since the start of the pandemic. Family Table’s most critical need is for more volunteers to help pack and deliver groceries in the North Shore, since we do not have enough volunteers each month. We appreciate any commitment—from monthly to whenever your schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, learn more here.