Boston Public Library accepting herb donations for Spice Bank in partnership with GBFB

Published on December 8, 2022
Donate unopened spices and dried herbs at BPL branches listed below.

The Boston Public Library and The Greater Boston Food Bank teamed up in 2021 to launch the BPL Spice Bank Collective to bring more flavor to our neighbors. This successful program has been extended through 2023!

Improving access to cooking spices helps individuals and families maintain their cultural identity, uphold family food traditions, and discover new, delicious and nutritious recipes.

When you donate at the Newsfeed Café in the central library in Copley Square, they will match and double your spice donation! Spice donations will be accepted from November 2022 through May 2023.


Donate unopened, spices and dried herbs at the BPL branches below and the GBFB will provide them, along with high quality nutritious food, to families and individuals across Eastern Massachusetts.

“Herbs and spices add flavors, aroma and health benefits to our food.”

Please drop off your unopened spices and dried herbs at your local participating Boston Public library Branch:

  • Adams Street
  • Brighton
  • Central Library in Copley Square (Newsfeed Café)
  • Charlestown
  • Codman Square
  • Connelly
  • East Boston
  • Egleston
  • Fields Corner
  • Honan-Alston
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Lower Mills
  • Mattapan
  • North End
  • Parker Hill
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • West End
  • West Roxbury

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