Watertown Food Pantry Hosting Father’s Day Razor & Shaving Cream Drive

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Food Pantry:

The Watertown Food Pantry assists approximately 125 families/250 individuals per week, for a total distribution benefit of approximately 13,000 persons across the year with their food insecurity.  

In addition to food assistance, pantry clients are in need of hygiene products, which are essential for healthy living, but not covered by assistance programs like SNAP and WIC.  Therefore, many are not able to purchase basic toiletries. In celebration of Father’s Day, the Watertown Food Pantry is seeking donations of razors and shaving cream in support of client’s hygiene needs until June 18th.    

Donations are being accepted every day at the Watertown Fire Station at 99 Main Street, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Watertown Senior Center at 31 Marshall St.

Community Foundation Hosting Food Drives to Help Watertown’s Food Pantries

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation:

Our Watertown food pantries need your donations! On May 13 and May 20 Watertown’s food pantries are collecting nonperishable food items such as pasta, beans, tea/coffee, and canned goods to replenish stocks for those in need. The Watertown Community Fridge welcomes donations daily at the Belmont Watertown United Methodist Church, 80 Mt. Auburn St. Check out WATERTOWN HELPS OUT volunteer opportunities in May.

Fitness Studio Hosting Mother’s Day Boot Camp Brunch Benefiting Watertown Food Pantry

Get Lively: Health and Fitness will host its Second Annual Mother’s Day Bootcamp Brunch & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 13. The following announcement was provided by Get Lively:

Mother’s Day Bootcamp Brunch for Watertown Women: Moms, aunts, sisters, friends

Free Community event celebrating our local women and the official grand opening of our Lifestyle Studio! Join us for a bootcamp style workout followed by coffee, brunch bites, and our official ribbon cutting! 

In lieu of class fee, please bring a new shampoo and conditioner. We will assemble gift bags over coffee to support women in need in our Community. Gifts will be distributed at the Watertown Food Pantry.  

Join us and please feel free to bring someone with you.

Watertown Food Pantry Needs a Longterm Temporary Location

One of the food pantries in town must find a temporary location while their current location is under construction. The Watertown Food Pantry currently operates out of the Belmont-Watertown Methodist Church on Mt. Auburn Street, but the church will be under construction for a year or longer. When the work is completed, the Food Pantry will move back in, but it does not have a home during the interim. In 2022, the Food Pantry assisted over 140 families per week, and served around 13,000 people during the year, according to Watertown Food Pantry Coordinator Kathy Cunningham.

Bowl 4 Kids Event Will Raise Money for Youth Programs

The Watertown High School girls basketball team will take some time away from the court to host a bowling event to raise money for youth sports and other programs for kids. Bowl 4 Kids will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6-10 p.m. at Brighton Bowl (Flatbread Co.), 76 Guest St. in Brighton. Last year, the event raised $10,000 for local organizations such as the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, the Watertown Food Pantry and youth sports organizations, said Taylor Lambo, a 2022 WHS grad who played on the girls basketball team.

LaFauci Tile Collecting Donations for Watertown Food Pantry

LaFauci Tile and Marble Inc. is hosting its annual food drive that will support the Watertown Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you have trouble getting here we also had people ship donation via Amazon. We look forward and thank you for your support. LaFauci is located at 432 Main St., Watertown. For information call 617-924-8453.

Food Drive Will Collect Items for Watertown’s 2 Food Pantries

The following announcement was provided by Watertown’s food pantries:

Watertown is served by two food pantries, the Watertown Food Pantry and Watertown Catholic Collaboration Food Pantry, serving approximately 150 families per week. 

On Saturday, October 22 from 12-3 p.m., the pantries will be hosting food drives at 80 Mount Auburn Street and 770 Mount Auburn Street. 

Please help your neighbors by donating needed items including canned fruit, vegetables, tuna, spam, cereal, old fashioned oats, coffee, tea, cooking oil and other shelf stable items. 

For more information on the food drives, sponsored by the Watertown Community Foundation, see the attached flyer and visit www.Watertownfoundation.org. 

Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Donates to the Food Pantry

The Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy made a donation to the Watertown Food Pantry. From Left to Right: Watertown Food Pantry Coordinator Kathy Cunningham, Event Chairman
Mark Pettiglio, Comedian Jack Lynch, Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy President Antonio
Mastantuono and Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Member Robert Martins. The following information was provided by the Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge:

This month the Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, presented a check of $5,000 dollars to the Watertown Food Pantry, along with food items. The donation was made possible by hosting a comedy night fundraiser in June. Late February of 2022 the ceiling of the basement at Belmont Watertown United Methodist Church, which houses many programs and services including the Watertown Food Pantry, collapsed. “Food pantries and recovery programs were hit the hardest during the pandemic,” says event chairman, Mark Petteglio, “once we heard the ceiling collapsed we knew we needed to help.