Sojourner House is a family shelter founded in 1981 and houses nine families at a time. It was one of the first family shelters in MA to accept male and/or female headed households as well as children of all ages; and is one of a few handicapped accessible shelters in the State. Sojourner House owns affordable housing in Roxbury, and Milton. In addition to providing shelter for families and permanent housing, Sojourner House also operates a food pantry which is available to the families of Sojourner House as well as the community-at-large. Our food pantry patrons enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, milk and eggs and there is always a need for toiletry items.
Please call before you come and we can also pick up items as well.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.