Every donation goes a long way. From providing fresh and healthy meals to families in need to organizing community events and offering English and citizenship courses, your contribution uplifts our community. 
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Support La Colaborativa

Donate to support the ongoing success of our programs.

Your Donation Makes an Impact 

Your donation helps create brighter futures for our Latinx neighbors in Greater Boston. Whether your donation goes toward helping a family put food on the table, teaching English to a young student, or assisting our financial literacy programs, your support goes a long way.

500+ ESOL students graduated workforce eeady 
Provide the Latinx community with the tools they need to succeed  
300+ citizenship education courses taught  
Helping those on the path to citizenship  
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Our Impact on the Latinx Community

We provide vital resources and support through transformative programs and initiatives, empowering Latinx individuals and families. From promoting educational opportunities to advocating for social justice, La Colaborativa is a beacon of hope for many. Our commitment to fostering economic empowerment has resulted in tangible improvements in the lives of our Latinx community members.


Meals provided

We provide healthy and fresh food to those in need.

Impact at La Colaborativa

Stolen wages recovered 

We educate and advocate for those being taken advantage of.

Impact at La Colaborativa

Youth leaders developed

We develop our leaders of tomorrow, today. Mentorship is in our DNA.

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Our Supporters

Bank of America Charitable FoundationBarr FoundationBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCambridge Health AllianceCDC FoundationSeal of ChelseaCommunity Labor UnitedCommonwealth KitchenCommonwealth MassachusettsEastern Bank Charitable FoundationEastern BankEast Boston Neighborhood Health CenterEOHEDEOS FoundationExecutive Office Energy Environmental AffairsGreater Boston Legal ServicesLawyers for Civil Rights BostonLIFT FundMass DevelopmentMassHireMassHire Metro North WorkForce BoardMass General BrighamMDAR logoMLRI logoNellie Mae Education FoundationSmith Family FoundationThe Boston FoundationUnited HealthCareUnited WayWagner FoundationYawkey FoundationYield Giving

Frequently Asked Questions

Get insights and answers to common questions asked by community members.

Contact us

Where do I have to live to receive services from La Colaborativa? 

La Colaborativa serves the Metro North region, including Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Lynn, and East Boston. We also serve community members in shelters and transitional housing depending on their circumstances. Call 617.889.6080 to speak with one of our team members about eligibility requirements for specific programming.

When does the food bank operate? 

Distribution occurs from 2:30 pm EST every Wednesday and from 9:30 pm EST every Friday, until food runs out. Please plan to arrive before the distribution time as we get quite busy. We are proud to serve nutritious and balanced Latin culinary staples. We can only distribute food to adults 18 years and older.

Who can receive food? 

Anyone over 18 who lives in our Metro North service area is eligible to receive food from La Colaborativa’s food pantry. We are limited to distributing one full box per household, so only one member from each household needs to come to the distribution area.

How can I become a volunteer? 

La Colaborativa has a range of opportunities to support our work. Please visit our Volunteer page and submit an application form if you are interested in volunteer opportunities. You will then be contacted by a member of our team. Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone, but Spanish proficiency is helpful, and all minors under 18 must be accompanied by a group supervisor or guardian.

What’s the best way to donate? 

Visit our Donate page to learn more about donating to La Colaborativa. We deeply value all contributions that support our community. Please reach out to if you have interests in a particular program.

Does La Colaborativa accept donated items?

If you are interested in donating items to La Colaborativa, please contact We currently do NOT accept used or worn clothing items, only items with the tags still on. School supplies, sanitary items, toiletries, and homeware, and canned goods are always appreciated.

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