Fair Foods Inc


(617) 288-6185

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Dorchester locations:
Adams Templeton
455 Adams St
Near Ashmont Red Line
Fridays 1 - 2

Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester Boys & Girls Club
15 Talbot Ave, near Blue Hill Ave.
Tuesdays 5 - 6

Franklin Hill/Wayne Apts.
140 American Legion Hwy
at Franklin Hill Ave
Every other Wed. 12:30 - 1:30
From June 16

Cardinal Medeiros Manor
11 Woodcliff St. (Grove Hall)
Every other Thurs 1:00 - 2:00
From Jan 13

Codman Square
Codman Sq. Global Ministries
675 Washington St.(in parking lot w/white fence)
Saturdays 12:30 - 2:30

Fields Corner
Pasciucco Development
330 Bowdoin St. at Quincy St.(17 Bus from Andrew)
Fridays 4:30- 6:00

Cleveland Middle School
11 Charles St
Fields Corner Red Line
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00

Dorchester House/Kelly House
1353 Dorchester Ave
Fridays 2:30 – 3:30

A Complete List of Locations


96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year. Fair Foods Inc is an evolution in the fight against hunger and poverty. Since 1988, we have transported daily truckloads of usable surplus goods from industry to low-income communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. We recycle massive amounts of grocery-quality fresh food and high-grade building materials and bring them directly to the people who need it most. We rely on a commonsense ethic, a core staff of food distributors, and over 200 networked volunteers to get the job done, seven days a week. We focus on being cost-effective, resourceful, and thorough. Our business is to bring tangible change into the lives of thousands of families.

For the low cost of two dollars at the sites listed above Fair Foods will provide you with a very generous amount (about 15 lbs) of vegetables, fruits and possibly more. Food items provided vary each week.


Fair Foods Inc
P.O. Box 220168
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

It takes one truck to move 20,000 pounds of food, but it takes 200 people to distribute that same amount to the people. They are always in need of help.

Contact Information


Kroc Community Center


(617) 318-6900


The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston will serve as a resource to enhance the community and provide individuals and families with opportunity to meet their potential. Beyond a facility for swim and gym, the Kroc Center will be a true center for the Uphams-Dudley community.


650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open!

A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers strive to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Available services foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness. In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will also provide the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. The services provided in Uphams Dudley will be based on the needs of the entire community. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow.

Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center




The Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, has a long and rich history of activism and community service that began in 1818 and continues to the present. In the year 2000, this congregation had a vision to spark a "Roxbury Renaissance," a renewal of the commitment among members in the African American community who dare to dream that Roxbury, Dorchester, and indeed all of Boston can be a better place for the most vulnerable among us - our children and elders. Eight years later, and after over $2 million raised through the Vision to Victory Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility, the Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center (RRC) has become the place Where Roxbury Comes To Dream Again. Our mission is to advocate for the needs of community residents and to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing social, educational, economic, and cultural services.


5 Elm Hill Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Charles Street AME,

Key Programs Offered: 

The Maafa Middle School Project seeks to ease the transition from childhood to young adulthood by encouraging middle school students to resist violence, persevere in school, and go to college. It also empowers the community to mobilize to make sure that these students are given the best opportunity to make their dreams a reality. The Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy passes on the rich legacy of the African-American musical heritage and equips youth with the skills to shape their own culture with musical products that reflect the positive strivings, hopes, and dreams of a people who have struggled for peace, justice, and love for generations. The Roxbury Senior Care Program serves Roxbury's "gems of wisdom" and empowers seniors to realize their dreams of aging with dignity and self-respect, by providing resources to help them maintain safe, healthy, and independent lifestyles.

Boston Police Department, District B-2


(617) 343-4270

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Public Service counter located at Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesday (Extended Hours) 8:30am – 6:00pm Direct: 1-617-343-4633 Fax: 1-617-343-5106


Captain's Message: Be advised that District B-2 has a team of dedicated and enthusiastic workers who are committed to reducing crime and improving the quality of life for the residents that live in our neighborhoods. Although our primary focus is on reducing the gun violence in our neighborhoods, we are also committed to addressing the issues and concerns that are brought to our attention. We try and accomplish our objectives through the many different initiatives outlined in our Crime Reduction Strategy. Some of these initiatives include Operation Impact, Operation Family Matters and Operation Responsibility & Accountability.


2400 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119-3203
United States
Key Partners: 

On a daily basis the officers work closely with members of the Clergy, community, other city agencies as well as our partners in the Criminal Justice system in an effort to make the neighborhoods of this district safer.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact the Community Service Office at (617) 343-4278 for further details.

Key Programs Offered: 

* Operation Impact is a bi-weekly meeting with representatives from the district, citywide units, BHA, MBTA Police, District Attorney's Office, Attorney General's Office, U.S. Attorney's Office and Probation officials from Roxbury District Court. The focus of this group is on the identification of strategies to reduce the gun violence and the retaliatory shootings that often occur as a result. * Operation Family Matters is a weekly meeting of detectives and officers from the Community Service Office (CSO) that discuss the unsolved shootings. The officer from the CSO is responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with the victim and their family and urges them to share information that is crucial for investigators. Officers also rely upon the assistance of the Clergy, YSPN, BCYF Street workers and mentors from the community to assist in this program. * Operation Responsibility & Accountability is a district-based initiative that involves the assignment of all patrol officers to one or more Reporting Areas (R.A.) on the district so that each shift has an officer assigned to every RA. The officers, working under the direction of a beat team supervisor, assume ownership and responsibility for addressing crime and quality of life issues that occur on their RA. The officers from the CSO are also involved in many programs that are designed to improve and foster the relationship between the youth and police officers. An officer conducts Officer Friendly presentations to after-school programs in various schools throughout the district. In addition, the officer, in partnership with the Police Activities League (P.A.L.) equips a B-2 Fun-Day Van that visits the parks and community centers on the district and provides games, music and other fun activities for the children. An officer from the CSO is also involved with the "Youth & Police Partnership" (YPP), which is an entity of the Children's Services of Roxbury. This is a program that has proven to be effective in discussing and restoring relationships between the youth and police officers. A key component of this program is the "KNOW THE LAW" play that the youth and officers perform and which emphasizes the pressures and consequences to any negative decisions that are made. Some of the other programs that the officers from the CSO are involved with are the B-2 Youth & Family Safety Day, B-2 Christmas Party, Junior Police Academy as well as fishing trips and outings to amusement parks such as Canobie Lake and Six Flags.


Boston Public Schools Family Resource Centers


(617) 635-8015


(617) 635-6407


Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 


Dorchester, Roslindale and Roxbury Welcome Centers are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am-5pm and Wednesdays Noon-7pm.
The East Boston Welcome Center is open only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am-5pm except in January and late August, when it is also open on Wednesdays 12-7pm. 
The Mattapan Welcome Center typically open on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am-5pm, istemporarily closed.
*note: the number listed above is for the Dorchester Resource Center

Families with a child new to the Boston Public Schools can register at one of our Family Resource Centers (FRC). Feel free to visit whichever center is most convenient; you are not limited to the center in your zone of residence. 



(617) 635-8015 
Campbell Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, 02125
(next to Burger King) 
Help in Cape Verdean creole, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese


(617) 635-9010
Bruce C. Bolling Building (Dudley Sq.)
2300 Washington St. 2nd floor, Roxbury, 02119
Help in Cantonese, English, Haitian creole, Mandarin and Spanish 


(617) 635-8040
Jennie Barron Bldg.
515 Hyde Park Ave.
Roslindale, 02131
(near Cummins Hwy.)
Help in Cape Verdean creole, English, French, Haitian creole, Portuguese and Spanish 

East Boston (Mondays and Tuesdays, starting August 25)

(617) 635-9597
Mario Umana Academy
312 Border St.
East Boston, 02128
Help in English and Spanish 

Mattapan (Thursdays and Fridays)

(617) 635-9596
Mildred Ave K-8, Rear Entrance
5 Mildred Avenue
Help in English, Haitian, Cape Verdean Creole and Spanish


1216 Dorchester Avenue (Behind the Burger King)
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Public Schools Family Resource Center


Confused? You may have been looking for the Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, a program of Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts.

Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 


(617) 442-3343, ext. 235

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Weekdays, 9-5PM


ACE builds the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision-makers in issues affecting our communities. In partnership with strategic coalitions, we are bringing energy efficiency resources to our communities, craftimg enviormental justice standards for the state and repairing a failing public transit system.


Alternatives for Community & Environment
2181 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

Don't waste massachusetts, Healthy air coalition, Massachussetts diesel pollution solution, Massachussetts enviromental justice alliance, Mystic river collaborative, Community works, Green justice coalition, Co-op power metro east, Action for regional equity, Coalition to restore civil rights, Radical organizing conference, Right to the city alliance, Whose Boston, Boston youth enviromental network, Southend lower Roxbury youth workers alliance, United youth and youth workers of Boston.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

call or walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

Student pass victory, The New York exckange, campaigning for cleaner air, youth justice in our ' hood, organizing for green jobs. Serving all ages of youth and adults.

Community Meeting Space Available: 



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