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Food Donations & Delivery Volunteers: CMAN

By Cambridge Mutual Aid Network

We are partnering with the Chelsea Collaborative to gather food and supplies in Cambridge to drive over to Chelsea. People can support us by donating in-kind food and supplies and delivering them.

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This is an ongoing program.
Tuesday and Thursday.

People wishing to drop-off directly at Chelsea Collaborative will have to appear there after 9:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you can't or don't wish to, it's better to leave your donations at one of our Cambridge locations.

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.


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No application or registration needed.



Lamplighter Brewing Co.

284 Broadway
Deliveries from 5/9-5/23, 12-7:30pm weekdays and 9am-7:30pm on weekends
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

The Port and Wellington Harrington

24 Shepard Street
On front porch to the left of the front door
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9 and North Cambridge

22 Rice Street
Drop on 1st floor back porch, through the lawn on the right there will be a box on the porch.
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

North Cambridge

361 Western Ave
Bin for donations by the back door.
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Cambridgeport and Riverside

230 B Pearl Street
In the box under the stairs, text 617-682-0733 if perishable items.
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


20 Maple Ave
Only Tues/Thurs 7am-10am, left side of porch, leave perishables in the cooler.
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Mid Cambridge

54 Fayette Street
Box on porch.
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Mid Cambridge

If you intend to drop off your donations directly to the Chelsea Collaborative, in-kind donations must be brought to Chelsea Collaborative headquarters at 318 Broadway in Chelsea, MA.

Additional information

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Chelsea Collaborative in Chelsea turns into a food and supply pantry. Recently, they have needed to turn away families without food, so donations of new and unopened food and supplies are deeply needed and will be greatly appreciated. 

All donations are welcome, but please prioritize these items requested by the Chelsea community: rice, lentils, beans (such as dried or canned red, black, pinto, garbanzo, split peas), fruits, vegetables, maseca flour, crackers (such as saltines or ritz crackers), cereal (such as Cheerios and other popular kinds), oil (such as canola oil, Crisco, and other neutral oils), soup, pasta, pasta sauce, sausage, milk, eggs, bread, chicken, tuna, protein bars, formula, baby food, and diapers. Donations of hand sanitizer and masks (disposable or cloth) are also appreciated.

If you would like to bring your donation yourself, you can drive to the Chelsea Collaborative headquarters at 318 Broadway in Chelsea after 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Otherwise, you can drop off your items at a Cambridge location, where they will then be driven to Chelsea by our volunteers.