Chestnut Hill Square is collecting much needed food and personal care items to benefit The Newton Food Pantry now through November 19, 2023. Items collected will be used to stock the shelves of the food pantry and support their goal of alleviating food insecurity in Newton by providing supplemental food and personal care products to community members in need.

Suggested food items include cereal, hearty soups, oatmeal, pasta and more. In addition, the Newton Food Pantry needs personal care items including deodorant, toothpaste and individually packaged toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, and more. Donations can be dropped off at Starbucks. For a complete list of items needed, or to make a monetary donation, visit

“As the number of Newton Food Pantry clients continues to increase, along with rising prices and on-going inventory shortages, we depend on food drives organized by our community partners to provide for the 300 households we serve every week,” says Sindy Wayne, Vice President, Newton Food Pantry.

“Chestnut Hill Square is pleased to support The Newton Food Pantry on this annual donation drive,” says Rebekah Macchia, Marketing Director for Chestnut Hill Square. “This vital donation drive provides much needed support to our neighbors in need,” she adds.

The Newton Food Pantry
The Newton Food Pantry is the oldest and largest food pantry in Newton, powered by volunteers since 1983. The Newton Food Pantry aims to alleviate food insecurity in the City of Newton by providing supplemental food and personal care products to community members in need, and serve clients with dignity, compassion, and respect. The organization believes no one deserves to go hungry, and everyone has the right to nutritious food. The Newton Food Pantry’s mission is to address food insecurity with a community-based approach and value equity and inclusion.

Chestnut Hill Square
Chestnut Hill Square is an exciting lifestyle destination on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts that features popular shops such as Massachusetts’ first Serena & Lily, Anthropologie/BHLDN, Free People, Athleta, and more. Dining selections include Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, sweetgreen, Oath Pizza and Starbucks. Wegmans and Wegmans Wine, Liquor & Beer provide customers with the area’s best grocery shopping, while Equinox, Precision Running Lab by Equinox, SoulCycle, and Lunette Optic offer sought-after fitness and health options. Chestnut Hill Square’s Medical Office Building includes Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chestnut Hill, Beth Israel Lahey Health Urgent Care and eight medical offices. Chestnut Hill Square is a New England Development shopping destination. For more information, visit