Food Resources

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FoodSource Hotline

1.800.645.8333

Food assistance in 180 languages

Hotline Hours

Mon-Fri

8am-7pm

Sat

10am-2pm

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Overview

Get help today

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. 

COVID-19 Resources

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. 

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SNAP

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.

1-877-382-2363

DTA Connect

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WIC

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.

1-800-942-1007

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P-EBT

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

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