Canton Helpline

Many Canton residents in need do not know where to turn for assistance or what resources are available to them. The Canton Helpline provides a way to connect Canton residents with available resources and services.

The Helpline

The Helpline can provide referrals to local social service agencies who can assist callers with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, and transportation. In addition, financial assistance is available to help with utility bills and fuel costs. The Helpline also can provide referrals for mental health assistance.

Your call will be answered by a qualified volunteer who will discuss any issues or concerns you are experiencing. All calls are confidential. After you have discussed possible solutions and alternatives, when appropriate, you will be referred to a Town of Canton community resource or other agency.

We are unable to offer rental or any housing financial assistance.


If you wish to donate to the Helpline or the Food Pantry, please select the Donate button to make a donation with your debit or credit card through PayPal.

If you donate through PayPal, remember to fill in the "Instructions from Buyer" field to indicate where you would like your donation to go:

  • Helpline
  • Food Pantry
  • Secret Santa

Remember to do the same in the "memo" line of a traditional check or money order.

To donate by check or money order send your donations to the Canton Helpline, PO Box 202, Canton, MA. 02021

The Helpline is looking for a Part-time Coordinator:

Seeking Paid, Part-Time Food Pantry Coordinator

Brief description: The Canton Food Pantry is seeking a part-time Coordinator who is eager to contribute their skills, passion and innovation to address issues related to hunger, food insecurity and food justice in the community. The Food Pantry Coordinator will be responsible for oversight and management of pantry operations to ensure donated and purchased groceries are distributed directly to food insecure households. Pay $25/hour; not to exceed 20 hours/week. Complete job description available at: Send resumes to or PO Box 202, Canton, MA 02021. 

Qualifications include

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate client boundaries, and work in a professional manner.

  • Ability to recruit, train, motivate, and supervise over 30 volunteers.

  • Ability to multitask, problem solve and be agile in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong people and team management skills and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.

  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with clients, volunteers and external stakeholders.

  • Basic computer fluency

  • Enthusiasm, passion and a commitment to food justice. 

  • Bilingual is a plus

Click here for the Full Job Description