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Food Access Resources for Massachusetts Residents

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October 3, 2022


Free School Breakfast and Free School Lunch

Free school meals will continue through the 2022-2023 school year. There will be no cost to families for any student to receive school lunch for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. There is no cost for breakfast or a snack where they are available.

Project Bread

Learn about food assistance resources available to the residents of Massachusetts. Visit or call Project Bread's Food Source Hotline at 1-800-645-8333. This number is toll-free and confidential. Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am - 7pm,  Saturday: 10am - 2pm.


You may be eligible for the Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families who qualify. 

The Massachusetts Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program 

WIC is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare, and other services to Massachusetts families who qualify.
Keeping with social distancing requirements, WIC programs and services are accessible by phone. If you have provided your local program with your email address and/or cell phone number, you will receive notifications about important updates. You can check your eligibility and apply for WIC online.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a program that offers well-balanced meals to adults through home delivery or congregated dining sites. Meals on Wheels is run by senior nutrition agencies located throughout Massachusetts. To find the agency closest to you, call 1-800-243-4636. If you need home-delivered meals, staff will make an appointment for a home-delivered meal assessment.

Healthy Incentives Program 

It's HIP to be Healthy! Massachusetts residents can use their HIP benefits at sumer and winter farmers' markets. To locate markets near you, visit this interactive map


P-EBT provides food support to help families with children who receive free and reduced-price school meals. If you think your student qualifies but you did not receive a card or letter in October 2020, call the DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363.