Just-A-Start Food Pantry

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Just-A-Start Corporation

Just-A-Start is looking for volunteers for a monthly food pantry at 402 Rindge Avenue, held on the last Wednesday of each month. The food pantry, which is open to all 402 Rindge Avenue residents, is held from 12-2pm. Volunteers are needed from 10:30am-2:30pm to assist with setup, signing in residents, answering questions, and cleanup. Volunteers can sign up for one or multiple dates.

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About Just-A-Start Corporation


1035 Cambridge Street, #12, Cambridge, MA 02141, US

Mission Statement

As a community development corporation (CDC), Just-A-Start (JAS) is dedicated to building the housing security and economic stability of low- to moderate-income people in Cambridge and nearby communities. Through comprehensive and integrated programs, JAS creates and maintains affordable housing, provides housing resources and services, offers education and workforce training for youth and adults, and builds community engagement. JAS’s vision is a better future for each and every community member: a secure home, a sustaining career, and engagement in the community.


Just-A-Start (JAS) was founded in 1968 as a community revitalization and youth training program focused on improving Cambridge’s then-struggling Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. Since then, JAS has grown into a multi-service community development corporation (CDC) offering a wide variety of housing, programs, and community resources. JAS’s primary service area is Cambridge, a city where economic growth has created substantial wealth, but this has exacerbated problems accessing affordable housing, which contributes to the economic insecurity of many residents. JAS hopes to counter this trend by helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families build economic resiliency to attain short-term financial stability and long-term upward mobility.



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402 Rindge AvenueCambridge, MA 02140







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