Food Access Resources
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.
Learn about 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.
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.
Make the most of your food and nutrition resources with WIC and SNAP benefits.
WIC & SNAP both offer monthly food benefits that help you feed your family and meet your nutrition goals! Whether you are receiving benefits from one or both programs, there are a few things you can do to make sure you are making the most of your benefits the next time you shop for groceries. Learn more at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/buy-good-food-with-wic.
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 - Federal Extra COVID SNAP Benefits to End
Recent action by the federal government ends the extra COVID SNAP benefits, known as SNAP Emergency Allotments, as of February 2023.
You will get your last COVID SNAP payment on March 2, 2023. For more information visit, https://www.mass.gov/federal-extra-pandemic-snap-benefits-to-end.
For additional regional resources contact your local SNAP-Ed office.