Serving Massachusetts


Food Resources & Assistance


    School Meals

    All school meals are permanently free for every student in Massachusetts at schools participating in the National School Lunch program. All schools offer lunch and many offer breakfast as well. We encourage all parents to take advantage of this offering, to save you time and money, and provide peace of mind in knowing a reliable source of food is part of your child’s school day.

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  • Free meals for kids + teens

    Summer Eats

    Free meals are available for ALL kids & teens, ages 0-18, at hundreds of locations throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. No registration or identification is required, and meal sites are located across over the state. Find a site near you.

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  • For Eligible Kids

    Summer EBT

    Summer EBT is a federal food program that helps families with school-aged children buy food when schools are closed for the summer. Families with school-aged children who are enrolled in SNAP will automatically be enrolled in this program as well. You will receive Summer EBT benefits on the same EBT card you receive your SNAP benefits on.

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  • Federal nutrition programs


    No matter what you’re going through, food is a must. SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), aka money for groceries. This straightforward program is designed to provide monthly financial assistance in the form of a debit card used to purchase groceries. You will need to apply to receive SNAP. Our FoodSource Hotline counselors can help you find out if you are eligible and help you apply. Call us today (it’s always free), or you can apply on your own online through DTA Connect.

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  • Federal nutrition programs


    WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help children under 5 and those that are pregnant, just had a baby or are breastfeeding stay healthy. ALL WIC Programs are providing all services by phone during the pandemic. The WIC website contains updated information and individuals may contact the local WIC programs with any questions about breastfeeding, nutrition, and shopping. WIC is available to all families regardless of immigration or citizenship status. Check out WIC's eligibility page to see how families can apply online for WIC services. Individuals receiving SNAP and many types of MassHealth are automatically income-eligible for WIC. Parents, grandparents and foster parents may apply for children under the age of five years who are in their care.

  • Free emergency groceries

    Food Pantries

    Food pantries provide free emergency groceries to individuals and families in their local communities. Please see the links to the right to find one near you that could provide immediate relief or call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline for a list of pantries near you.

  • Home-delivered meals for seniors

    Meals On Wheels

    Meals on Wheels is a program that offers well-balanced meals to adults through home delivery or congregated dining sites, and is run by senior nutrition agencies located throughout Massachusetts. If you need home-delivered meals, staff will make an appointment for a home-delivered meal assessment.