Committed to Our Community
The Charity Guild Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 04-2622200). Donations are tax-deductible. Donation receipts are available upon request.
The Charity Guild is committed to providing assistance for people who find themselves in a place of need.
We focus on providing fresh food so that members of our community can live an active and healthy life. We help where we can as the need continues to increase.
The Charity Guild is committed to collaborating with other organizations to raise awareness and increase accessibility to local human services resources.
Longstanding History Within the Community
Founded in 1971 by a group of caring individuals, The Charity Guild remains committed to a simple goal of providing food and clothing for those in need. We remain dedicated to serving the community as we enter our sixth decade of serving the Greater Brockton area.
Our principal focus is to assist those at risk for food insecurity. We serve as many as 1,500-2,000 individuals each month. We focus on providing our clients with nutritious food and as much fresh produce as possible. We cater to clients’ specific needs and adjust orders to suit families with children, senior citizens, those with dietary restrictions, those who are homebound, those experiencing homelessness and those who may be temporarily displaced.
The Charity Guild Thrift Shop generates a small percentage of our operating costs. While the majority of our customers purchase items from the shop, we also offer assistance through free clothing vouchers to local organizations who may have clients in great need of clothing or household items.
Expanding Our Capacity
In September of 2020, our food storage capacity was expanded by 75% with the help of The Brockton Redevelopment Authority (BRA) who generously awarded us funding through a federal grant. This could not have come at a more critical time for us. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, our food pantry client numbers dramatically increased overnight. With these facility improvements, The Charity Guild is now able to store approximately twice as much frozen and fresh food. We are immensely grateful to The BRA for choosing to invest in the mission of The Charity Guild to support members of the Brockton community who are experiencing food insecurity.