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Fresh Food Resources in the MassArt AreaUpdated March 26, 2020

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

SNAP operates in all fifty states and United States Territories.  Please go here to find the agency for your location. More information is available on the wiki site.

 

If you live in Massachusetts, please visit dtaconnect.com or download the SNAP App, DTA Connect.

The online process takes approximately 20 minutes. Please have on hand is the following information: 

  • · Birth dates
  • · Social Security Numbers
  • · Income
  • · Expense

It also would be helpful to have your Financial Aid package available to view when completing the form and when a  DTA worker reaches out to discuss your case

List of Local and National Resources 

If there is a resource/listing that is not listed on this site and you'd like to share, please email student.developmnent@massart.edu

Boston Public Schools

Free meal distribution for all Boston youth  

Feeding America

Find emergency food box locations and drive through pantries

Food for the Soul

Free meals 

If you are in need of a meal please click here to submit the form to request delivery. 

Food Pantries

Find local food pantries and subsidized groceries

Mass 211

Emergency food and hot meals information

Paulist Center

Food Pantry 

Solidarity Supply Distro

Local food and supply distribution resource

Greater Boston Food Bank

To find locations near you, type in your zip code

http://www.gbfb.org/need-food/

Project Bread

Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333

Visit: 


Project Bread is a statewide information and referral source for people facing hunger. They will refer you to emergency food sources in your area as well as provide information on school meals, summer food sites for children, elder meal programs, SNAP, etc. They will also screen for SNAP eligibility and help with applications for SNAP. They offer help in 160 different languages.


Two Dollars a Bag Program

617-288-6185 or go to www.fairfoods.org for information about Fair Foods and http://www.fairfoods.org/dollarbag.html for sites, dates and times.

 The Two Dollars a Bag Program is a community agency based in Dorchester that hands out fresh fruits and vegetables in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Anyone in need is welcome and an ID or referral is NOT required. There are no income limits and you don’t have to sign up ahead of time. You also won’t be turned down if you can’t pay the $2.00 a bag.


Fresh Truck

Fresh Truck http://www.freshtruck.org/ is on a mission to radically impact community health by getting food to people that need it the most.  Weekly Market - year round mobile grocery story bringing healthy, affordable food to the same place, at the same time, every week for families that need it most.  Pop-up Events - the bus becomes a customizable food centered activity hub for block parties, cooking demos and workshops.


Health Center Mobile Market locations


As part of our Public Health efforts, we are also bringing Mobile Markets to health centers to bridge the connection between hunger and health. These are produce-only distributions aimed at providing highly nutritious food to health center patients. Locations include:



 


Roxbury Food Resource                                                Dorchester Food Resources                                       Jamaica Plain Food Resources                                   Mattapan Food Resources



Two Dollar A Bag Sites (Boston Metro Region) 

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