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Food Programs

Places for meals, groceries, financial help

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Antipoverty agency with programs such as Head Start, alternative high schools, career development, and summer jobs for adolescence. Also have homelessness prevention, shelter placements, food pantry, and financial coaching.
Community Locations: Parker Hill/Fenway, Southend, Elm Hill Roxbury
178 Tremont st. Boston MA, 02111
617-357-6000

Department of Transitional Assistance

Administers public assistance programs for needy citizens of the Commonwealth. Programs and services include: transitional aid to families with dependent children, emergency aid to elderly, disabled, or children, Food Stamp benefits, emergency assistance, SSI, employment services, and Domestic Violence Unit.
245 Commerical St. Malden MA, 02112
617-551-1840 or 800-590-4820

Fair Foods Inc.

Recycles massive amounts of grocery-quality fresh food and high-grade building materials and brings them directly to the people who need it most. Two-Dollar-A-Bag program offered at sites in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, and the South End.

540 Columbia Rd. P.O. Box 220168 Dorchester, MA 02122
617-288-6185

Home - Haley House

A spiritually based community nurtured by the personalist tradition of the Catholic Worker Movement. Operates a soup kitchen, a bakery, and a working farm. Also rents affordable housing. co-ed client base, with focus on men suffering from alcoholism.
23 Dartmouth st. Boston MA, 02116
617-236-8132

Home Page - The Womens Lunch Place

Provides a safe, comfortable, day time shelter, with nutritious food and services for women who and homeless or poor. Provide breakfast and lunch, basic necessities such as showers, laundry facilities, clean clothing, personal care items, a nap room, and a recourse room where guests can have access to computers, a fax, a phone, and a copier machine. Visiting nurses, legal aids, massage therapists, and different art classes take place weekly. GED test preparation, literacy training, and budget assistance is also available. Open Monday-Saturday from 8am-2pm.
67 Newbury st. Boston MA, 02116
617-267-0200

Mass Resources (211)

a website that provides detailed information about the many types of assistance available to those in need living in Massachusetts. It provides practical information on what benefits are available, eligibility requirements, how to apply, benefit amounts, and answers to commonly asked questions. Locations all over MA, as well as a 24/7 hotline. Dial 211
p.o. Box 20057 Worcester MA, 01602

My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper delivers emergency groceries consisting of canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables plus milk, juice, eggs, and butter as well as personal hygiene products like toilet paper and paper towels. All services are free. will only accept requests from the person in need, no family or friend referrals. Food deliveries are generally made between 3 - 5pm the same day we receive your request.
Tuesday – Thursday, Begins at 12:00 noon and closes when daily limit is reached
Food Assistance Line: 508-238-4416

Project Bread | Home

A hunger-relief organization in MA that provides direct services to hungry people across the state. Offers emergency good programs, information on obtaining food stamps, food drives, food resources, elderly outreach, and child hunger initiatives. Can provide service in 140 languages.
FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-833 TTYL Line: 1-800-377-1292
145 Border st East Boston MA, 02128

St. Francis House

Provides basic services for homeless people and can help begin steps to recovery, job training, and housing.
39 Boylston st. Boston MA, 02116
617-542-4705

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