Find A Free Holiday Meal in Massachusetts

Project Bread


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.


Paulist Center 
5 Park Street Boston, MA 02108 
Thanksgiving (To-go meal) Open Wednesday - 5:00PM- 6:30/7PM  
No identification required, meal is open to all. 


Women’s Lunch Place  
67 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116  
Thanksgiving Day (sit-down meal) Thanksgiving themed lunch starting between 11:30AM-12:PM and ending at 2PM.
Open Monday-Saturday during regular hours 7:00PM- 2:00PM 
No Identification Required 
*Women and children ONLY  


Pine Street Inn 
444 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 
Thanksgiving Day (Sit down meal) - Closed to the public - The meal is ONLY for men already in the shelter program
No Identification Required 
*Men staying at the shelter ONLY  


Women’s Inn  
363 Albany Street Boston, MA 02118 (part of Pine St. Inn)  
Thanksgiving Day (Sit down meal) Open 11:00AM- 1:30PM  
Christmas Day (Sit down meal) Limited to 60-70 people. Call for time.
*Women staying at the shelter ONLY 


Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 
Thanksgiving Day (Sit down meal) Brunch 10:00am-11:30am & Thanksgiving meal starts at 2PM
The building is open, and guests are welcome from 9AM-5PM. 9AM-10PM there will be hot drinks and between the meals guests can spend time in a common room with tv and couches 
Open all thanksgiving week: Mon, Tue, Wed and Friday 7:30AM-6:30PM 
No Identification required 
*Homeless women and children ONLY 

North Shore

My Brother’s Table
98 Willow Street 
Lynn, MA 01901 
Meal on Thanksgiving day: To-go, 12pm – 6pm, you can come multiple times a day. 
All are welcome.


Cor Unum Meal Center 
191 Salem Street  
Lawrence, MA 01843  
November & December (Meals to-go) Breakfast 6:00AM- 8:00AM, Dinner 4:30PM to 6:30PM
All are welcome.  


Friends of the Homeless 
755 Worthington Street  
Springfield, MA 01105 
Thanksgiving day meal at 12PM (sit down) - this is the only meal of the day.
No proofs required. Everyone is welcome. 

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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