The Franciscan Food Center Hours

Members may visit the Food Center once each week.

Year-round hours for the Franciscan Food Center are Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 am. to 1:00 p.m.

Dates When We Are Closed

The Food Center will be closed from December 22, 2013 to January 1, 2014, re-opening for regular hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014. 

Being A Good Neighbor

So that we may be good neighbors, we invite members to come down to the Food Center when they arrive at the Shrine (rather than waiting outside). Once downstairs, members are given a shopping number so that we can serve people in the order they arrived. We open the doors at about 9:00 a.m. and work very diligently to have enough food for all our members. As a result, we ask that members not arrive before 9:00 am.

Inclement Weather Policy for the Franciscan Food Center

In the case of a State of Emergency in Boston or Massachusetts due to any reason (safety concerns, inclement weather) the Shrine and the Food Center will be closed.

If you have a question as to whether the Food Center is open, please call the main number for the Shrine at 617-542-6440 and listen the initial greeting which will have up to date information on any closings. You may also go to the home page of the Shrine’s website to check.