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Food Access Resources for Massachusetts Residents

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October 28, 2020

USDA extends free meals for kids through June 30, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through June 30, 2021. The flexibilities allow summer meal programs to continue serving free meals to all children into the school year months. This unprecedented move will help ensure that children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit: https://meals4kids.org/find-summer-meal-site to find free meals for kids. Please note this information is updated often. Or, if you have questions about receiving meals from your school district, please contact them directly.

Project Bread

Here is your one-stop-shop to learn about all of the food assistance resources available to the residents of Massachusetts. Visit ProjectBread.org 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.

SNAP

You may be eligible for the Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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

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.
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.
 

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Nutrition