Find A Free Holiday Meal in Massachusetts

Project Bread

Food Access

December 2023

Project Bread tracks food resources statewide to share where you can access a free meal during the holidays.

For additional up-to-date information and to see if you could be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits, people experiencing food insecurity should call into Project Bread’s toll-free FoodSource Hotline (1-800-645-8333), which provides confidential assistance in 180 languages and for the hearing impaired. For more information, visit our Get Help page.

*Please note, not all places listed provide a holiday themed menu.

Last updated 12/20/2023.


We will add locations offering a free meal in December as they come through, please check back frequently for updates.


Harvard Square Churches Meal Program
Zero Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Meal: Thursday, December 21st at 5PM-6:30PM
Open to all.


Women's Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Meal: Monday, December 25th at 12PM
Open only to women or anyone who identifies as a woman. To-go meals may also be provided.

Pine Street Inn- Men & Pine Street Inn- Women
44 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Meal: Monday, December 25th, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Meals for both shelters will be served at the same location. Meals are only available to men & women 18+ (no minors).

Haley House
23 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Meal: Monday, December 25th beginning at 6AM
Doors open at 6AM for coffee. Meal services start at 8AM-9:30AM. Open to all.

Find more food resources in Massachusetts

Here is a list of free food assistance programs and resources in Massachusetts to help you afford groceries and put food on your table. 

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