For anyone in Massachusetts who needs food assistance, start by calling the FoodSource Hotline. The Hotline is your one-stop-shop to learn about all the resources available to help you.
Use the FoodSource Hotline to find accessible and afforable food for yourself or your family.
For anyone struggling to afford food for themselves or their families during this difficult time, there are many local and national programs that can help you.
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. A federal nutrition program (formerly known as food stamps) that provides monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries to Massachusetts residents who qualify.
WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. A federal 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.
P-EBT stands for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer. A new federal program — created in response to COVID-19 school closures — to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food to replace these meals at home. P-EBT benefits were issued in September 2020 at a rate of $5.86 per day, but eligibility has changed from Spring 2020. USDA has additionally approved benefits for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, but has yet to provide guidance to states for benefits to be issued. (last updated 11/11/20)
DTA Assistance Line: (877) 382-2363