Groceries that Give

As a local small business in the Greater Boston area, we have made it our mission to connect with the communities we serve – whether it’s locally sourcing products from our neighbors across New England, or connecting with organizations and causes through produce and grocery donations that reach those most in need.

Outside of the local partnerships we’ve made in our first year with various food banks like MGH Food Pantry, Newton Food Pantry, Newton Public Schools, Hospitality Homes, Wellesley United Church, Madison Park Technical Vocational School, to name a few – –

We are taking it a step further. 

We are proud to introduce Groceries that Give. Together with our local partners and producers, we will select one product and one local organization or cause each month. A portion of each sale of that item will be sent to that local organization or cause at the end of that month. 

How will we choose the local organization or cause each month?

We feel it wouldn’t be a true community effort if it didn’t involve YOU. Going forward, each month we will choose a recipient based on YOUR suggestions, so please let us know which causes and organizations are close to your heart. Crowd-sourcing these local organizations and causes having the largest impact on the communities they serve is the best and most direct way to give back.

We look forward to learning more and sharing with you the incredible work happening right in our own backyard, and hope that this effort will introduce you some new organizations that are making an impact. 

Through May 31, 2021, a portion of each sale of Brewer's Crackers Pita Chips will be donated to Caritas Communities.

Brewer’s Crackers is an Up-Cycled cracker company driven to reduce food waste in the craft brewing industry. 

US Breweries produce over 1 billion tons of edible food waste each year that ends up in our already crowded landfills! These grains are a valuable by-product from the beer making process. When making beer, brewers steep super high-quality grains, like barley, in water. They then strain this mixture, keeping the liquid to make beer and discard the “spent” grains.  Turns out, these grains are still incredibly flavorful and the steeping process actually unlocks valuable nutrients.

Brewer’s Crackers recycles these grains into their crackers and chips. Their goal is to rise above other cracker companies by providing an honest, healthy, sustainable, and delicious product.

Our community is in crisis with people being left without a place to go home to at the end of the day. Caritas Communities enables working men and women on minimum wage, veterans experiencing post-service challenges, low-income elderly and disabled citizens, youth aging out of
foster care and other marginalized people to live in a clean, safe home that they can afford. Because no one should be homeless.

It may be a surprise to learn that many homeless citizens have jobs, but because of out-of-reach housing costs, they live in unsafe, substandard housing, in shelters, or on the streets. Wendell, a restaurant worker, lived in a shelter for two years before finding a home with Caritas Communities. Serving more than 1,000 citizens of Greater Boston each year, Caritas Communities prevents homelessness by providing deeply affordable housing and support for individuals with very low income in 32 residences within 17 Boston communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on Caritas residents, many of whom work in the low-wage service jobs that we depend upon, hit hardest by the lockdown. These workers had extremely tight budgets before the pandemic, and no savings to fall back on. Caritas is not evicting residents for non-payment during the pandemic and relies heavily on philanthropic support to sustain housing until residents can begin paying rent again.

Please take a moment to watch: ‘Open Doors’ 2 minute video: The Caritas model provides support for residents to help them succeed in permanent housing.

When action meets compassion, it can change lives.

Past Organzations & Local Producers:

March 2021: Hospitality Homes and Lilly’s Fresh Pasta

April 2021: Hope & Comfort and Nutty Life