North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NSC)
1 Michelangelo Street
Boston, MA 02113
Telephone: 617-523-8125 - Fax: 617-367-4859
Web site:


North End/West End NSC offers services and programs that include

  • Case Management
  • Food Pantry - Project Bread, call for appointment
  • MassHealth Application Assistance
  • Food Stamp/SNAP Application Assistance
  • Clothing Assistance
  • Holiday Gifts
  • Holiday Meals
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Utility Bill Advocacy
  • ESOL - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
In addition, North End/West End NSC offers the following services, unique to this location:
  • Translation and Interpretation: Spanish, Chinese (by request), Italian, Turkish
  • Housing Counseling, Advocacy, and Search Assistance: housing-related services including landlord/tenant mediation to resolve conflicts, application assistance for Section 8 vouchers, public housing, and rental/mortgage subsidies, communication and outreach to realtors and public housing officials, follow-up and advocacy services for clients placed in housing, and housing search assistance through partnerships with other organizations
  • Supermarket Shuttle: shuttle services to 3 local supermarkets
  • Food Vouchers: emergency food assistance through food vouchers to local supermarkets
  • Hot Meals and Snacks: hot meals (twice a week) and snacks (once a week) primarily for the elderly, disabled, and homeless
  • Senior Services: senior center, nutrition workshops, transportation and escorting, and recreational activities
This agency also has a Food Pantry in the West End of Boston for West End and Beacon Hill low income residents. It is situated at the Boston Public Library, West End Branch at 151 Cambridge St. Boston. Food is distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30am-1:30pm. You will need an I.D. and proof of income the first time so that the staff can do an intake. After the first time you can pick up food on a monthly basis. For emergencies during other times one can go to the North End Food Pantry located at 1 Michelangelo St., open M-F 10am-4pm.

Service hours:

North End Pantry: W 10am - 4pm; West End Pantry: M/W 11:30am - 1:30pm

Requirements / Restrictions:

Low income residents of Boston for most programs. Bring I.D. and proof of income for your first visit.




English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Turkish

Other locations:

Boston Public Library, West End Branch
151 Cambridge St. Boston, MA 02114; 617-523-8125


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