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Need More Information?

With the COVID crisis and the resulting economic and emotional impacts, you or your family, friends, or neighbors may be experiencing unexpected hardships. Need more information on how and where to get help? Here are some of the resources we have collected that may provide some assistance. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, and may not reflect currently available services (check with each organization), but sometimes it’s all about just knowing where to start.

Food Resources

Greater Boston Food Bank

Greater Boston Food Bank

The state’s largest hunger relief organization can provide assistance in applying for SNAP benefits.

SNAP Application:
https://www.gbfb.org/what-we-do/our-programs/snap/
617-598-5022
[email protected]

Project Bread

Project Bread

FoodSource hotline, SNAP assistance, information, and food referrals.

http://www.projectbread.org/
1-800-645-8333

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progam

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progam

Information about SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income individuals and families. Check your eligibility.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

Massachusetts Food Resources

Massachusetts Food Resources

Information on finding food banks, SNAP benefits, and more.

https://www.mass.gov/how-to/find-a-local-food-bank

Women Infants And Children Program

Women Infants And Children Program

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.

https://www.mass.gov/wic-information-for-participants
800-942-1007

General Human Services

Mass 2-1-1

Mass 2-1-1

Information on where to find essential community services, after school programs, food banks, elder care and more. Confidential and available on an emergency basis, 24-7.

Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-6277
Massachusetts Councils On Aging

Massachusetts Councils on Aging

Find your local Council on Aging to learn what programs and services are available.

https://mcoaonline.com
Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to those worked long enough – and recently enough – and paid Social Security taxes on earnings. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

South Middlesex Opportunity Council

South Middlesex Opportunity Council

Offers a wide variety of programs and services in the areas of family health & nutrition, behavioral healthcare, housing, employment and education.

(508) 872-4853
Massachusetts Economic Assistance (cash Benefits)

Massachusetts Economic Assistance (cash benefits)

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) offers economic assistance (cash benefits) programs to help families and individuals meet basic needs.

https://www.mass.gov/economic-assistance-cash-benefits