May 2023

New Round of Scholarships Available

Details and How to Apply

With the help of two generous donors, the Needham Community Council is expanding the Extra-Curricular Scholarship program to assist with the cost of your students' activities. Whether it's music, clubs, athletics or driver's education, we may be able to help.

If you've applied before, you may be eligible for a renewal of your scholarship. Please complete a new application and submit it to the office.

Questions - call 781-444-2415

Cost of Groceries is Going Up

The cost of food in the grocery store continues to increase and we are proud to stay we are still here providing you the best choice! Katerina and her team of volunteers work hard to locate the freshest food at reasonable prices. Did you know that the value of your food pick up is over $140 per visit, fortunately the cost to us is far less!

Being able to provide an abundance of healthy food is only possible with the gifts from our donors and the hard work of our Food Pantry team! Next time you visit, be sure to give them a big smile and a THANK YOU!

Park & Rec Pool Passes &

Discounted Classes

Available NOW

Pool Brochure
Other Summer Programs Brochure
Email Parks & Rec
Set Up an Account (ONLY if you do NOT already have one)

Spring and Summer recreation is just around the corner. Our Food Pantry customers may qualify for discount summer programs, including the Pool Passes through Needham Parks & Recreation.

Steps to getting a pool pass and discounted classes:

  • Browse the class options and pool details

  • If you do not not already have a Parks & Rec account, you will need to set one up.

  • There are a limited number of pool passes and classes available. Please contact Park & Rec for details.

Memberships are all digital that can be stored on an electronic device.

Tech & Tutor

Community Room

Coffee Talks

May 3 and 10

at 11 am

Stacey will demo the Needham Community Council's Fire Tablet. Learn how to reserve your food pickup time, access your email, pay your rent online, and how to access other local news and information resources. Please come enjoy refreshments and learn online tips and tricks to save you time and money.

Check out our Coffee Talk schedule:

Wednesday, May 3 at 11 am, Linden Chambers Community Room

Wednesday, May 10 at 11 am, Seabeds Community Room

Free Workshop on helping Kids and Teens with Anxiety

Join Wellesley-based psychologist and author Dr. Mitch Abblett as we address the epidemic of anxiety impacting our kids. Dr. Abblett will guide you through specific hands-on, mindfulness-based tools for breaking the brain-based habits of anxiety that limit peer and family relationships, academic outcomes and well-being for your children.

Tuesday, May 9th

7 - 8:30 pm

Center at the Heights

FREE to All

Details and Registration Link

Reading the Newsletter is

Rewarding for Many Reasons!

Enter to Win a Gift Card Here

Important news about the Food Pantry will be in the each monthly newsletter. We want to reward you for reading the newsletter by entering you in a drawing to win a gift certificate.

Each month look for a new link to enter yourself in the drawing, read your email and find the link!

Town Of Needham

Transportation Survey

The Town of Needham is conducting a study to evaluate the Town’s local public transit options, identify transportation gaps and needs, and understand if our residents would use new services such as bus routes or ridesharing services.  They are surveying Needham residents and workers to hear directly from you about transportation needs and preferences.

Please help them by answering a few questions about how you prefer to get around Needham.

Your participation helps them to offer the most useful transportation solutions to the community. The survey is expected to take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Start the Survey Here

This study is funded by the State of Massachusetts and responses will be used by the Town of Needham to inform future transportation planning decisions. 

Plan Your Next Food Pantry Visit

Food Pantry will be CLOSED Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day


New spots become available mid-month, sign up early for best selection.

Sign Up Here

Fresh Spring Ideas

Spring Vegetable Frittata

6 eggs

¼ cup plain yogurt

1 cup shredded cheese divided

¼ cup onions chopped

1 cup mushrooms chopped

8-10 stalks asparagus ends trimmed and chopped (or any vegetable)

¼ cup cilantro chopped

½ cup tomatoes diced

Preheat the oven to 425° degrees.

Whisk together the egg, yogurt, half the shredded mozzarella cheese and salt & pepper; set mixture aside.

Heat olive oil in an oven safe pan or cast iron pan. Add onions, mushrooms and asparagus and cook for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables soften.

Pour the egg mixture on top of the cooked vegetables. Place sliced cherry tomatoes on top and add the remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until the center is set, and not jiggly, about 10-15 minutes

Easy Berry Crumble

2 pints mixed berries

juice of one lemon

4 T. butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

pinch of cinnamon


Combine berries and lemon juice in a greased pie plate or baking pan.

Combine butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl.

Sprinkle over berries and bake at 375 degrees until bubbly.

Serve warm with ice cream. 


Council Thrift & Donation Hours

Monday & Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Closed Wednesday

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4 pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day

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