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Center for Basic Needs Assistance

The Center for Basic Needs Assistance (CBNA) is the JF&CS integrated and comprehensive response to the issues most commonly facing people with low income in our community.

Basic NeedsThe primary goal of CBNA is to address economic insecurity among members of the Jewish community throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Our team of 20 staff members works together to provide the unique and individual response that each family requires, helping our clients connect to all the resources they need. We believe that by providing an integrated set of core services under one roof, we help our clients meet their basic needs for food, housing, fuel, and utilities while giving them a sense of relief and stability.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Pro bono legal services and public benefits.

Emergency Financial Assistance

Comprehensive resources for people living on a low income.

Family Table

New England's largest kosher food pantry.

Follow the link to download our cookbookHome Cooking without a Kitchen.

Income eligibility and other criteria apply. For information regarding these resources call us at 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.


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781-647-JFCS (5327)
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1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451

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