December 2022


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We are busy creating gift baskets for your family. 

It's not too late to sign up for the holiday gift program but you need to do so right away! You may call the office or:


We've made the event early so you will have plenty of time to shop for your family with gift cards to Learning Express or Target.  No matter how you celebrate, our goal is to bring a smile to all our families!

We will be asking for proof of residency at time of pick up.


To participate in the holiday gift program from the Council this year, we will be requiring proof of residency in Needham.   When you come to pick up your holiday gifts, you will need to show one of the following documents to prove that you live in Needham:

·        Valid driver’s license or Mass ID

·        Utility bill with your name and address

·        Copy of your lease agreement

·        Letter from Sandra Robinson you should have received in October

Sign Up  TODAY

Holiday Boutique Opens Thursday!

Shop for everything to make your home festive at affordable prices!

December 1st - 3rd

Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday Super Sale

All Items 50% off

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

Keep Your Produce Fresh Longer

One of the best ways to reduce your grocery bill is to learn how to store produce so it stays fresh. Cutting down on food waste is important in every household, we have some tips to share to help you make your fresh produce delivery last even longer.

How to Store Fruits & Vegetables

Free Family

Fun Night

Thursday, Dec 8th

5:30pm - 7pm

Center at the Heights

Youth and families of all ages are invited to Needham's Youth & Family Service's  Family Night. They'll have a pizza dinner followed by games of Bingo hosted by our very own renowned "Bingo Master", along with arts, crafts, cookie decorating, and performances by our friend Mike the Musician! Registration is free and you are welcome to join us at any point throughout the night (Bingo starts at 6pm!)

Register Today

Happy Holidays from all of us at

The Needham Community Council

We hope you have all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and we wish you a very happy holiday season! We distributed over 188 Thanksgiving food boxes and 350 prepared meals to the our customers. We could not do it without the support of local vendors and your neighbors who have generously contributed.  The generosity is infectious and the community spirit is overwhelmingly heartwarming - we are thrilled to be able to help each and every one of you!

Fresh produce from

The Neighborhood Farm is available all winter!

The Neighborhood Farm is continuing to pick fresh produce all winter and is accepting SNAP/HIP payments. Details on locations and instructions on ordering are at the top of the following website.

Neighborhood Farm SNAP Ordering

Plan Your Next Food Pantry Visit


December 26th - January 2nd

Schedule your December Food Pantry Visits NOW

Sign Up Here

Office Hour changes

Monday, December 26th

Closed for Christmas

Monday, January 2nd

Closed for New Years

Thrift Store Hour changes

Sat, Dec 24th - Mon, Jan 2nd

Closed for the Holidays

Kids' Corner

Do you want to build a snowman?

Build a Rocking Snowman

Rocks on it's base for fun!

What you need:

  • paper plate
  • glue
  • black marker
  • black construction paper
  • orange construction paper
  • colored paper for hat and scarf

Cut the paper plate in half

Fold the plate in half and glue the two ends together to form the snowman

Draw eyes with black marker

Cut out a nose from the orange paper and glue in place

Draw the mouth with the black marker.

Cut out the hat and scarf and glue in place

Draw the buttons and have fun!

Holiday Fun & an Easy Dinner Staple

Easy Chicken Parmesan

boneless, skinless chicken breast



shredded mozzarella

marinara sauce

bread crumbs

parmesan cheese

pepper, basil & parsley


Butterfly and pound chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Prepare three bowls - one with flour, one with cracked and whisked eggs, in the third mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, pepper, basil and parsley.

Take chicken and coat in flour, then dip in egg and finally press in breadcrumb mixture. Place on greased cooking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Take chicken out of oven, top with marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella. Return to oven and broil until cheese is melted.

Optional - serve with cooked spaghetti and marinara sauce.

Festive Chocolate Pretzels

2 oz white chocolate squares or chips

1 package mini pretzels

1/4 cup candy sprinkles of your choice

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring between, until smooth.

Dip pretzel halfway through chocolate or completely cover to your liking.

While still warm, sprinkle with decoration and place on sheet of wax or parchment paper.

Let cool in the refrigerator until harden.


Council Thrift & Donation Hours

Monday & Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4 pm

Office Holiday Hour changes

Monday, December 26th - closed for Christmas

Monday, January 2nd - closed for New Years

Thrift Store & Food Pantry Holiday Hour changes

Saturday, December 24th - Monday, January 2nd

Closed for the Holidays

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