Food and Nutrition Programs

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Over 15,700 families across the Massachusetts Region receive a five-to-seven day supply of nutritionally-balanced groceries from our pantries and mobile distributions. Assistance is also available to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and nutritional guidance and outreach is available to visitors in collaboration with local universities.

Food Pantries
To enroll at any of our food pantries, a photo ID for yourself and any type of ID for household members (such as a medical card or student ID) must be provided.

For more information: (617) 274-5200 x 5596

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Boston Food Pantry

Boston Food Pantry
1033 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(Entrance door is on Proctor Street)

Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

New Bedford Food Pantry

New Bedford Food Pantry
593 Kempton Street (Mill Street entrance)
New Bedford, MA 02740

Hours: Thursdays from 1pm-6pm

Food & Nutrition Mobile Market

The Food & Nutrition Mobile Market delivers nutritious food, nutrition information, and SNAP outreach to food insecure areas in Massachusetts.

Designated by appointments only. For more information: (617) 236-2043

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides food for income eligible seniors.

For application information call 617 236 2043

SNAP Outreach

SNAP pre-screening during pantry hours and at mobile market sites to determine eligibility for SNAP benefits. We assist clients with an online application and submission, monitor the application process, and upon eligibility determination, advocate if required.

Appointments are welcome: (617) 274-5200 Ext. 5594

Nutrition Outreach

Nutrition information and guidance during pantry hours and at mobile market sites in collaboration with nutrition programs at local universities. Hand-outs and recipes based on the distributed food items are given and illustrated as part of a balanced and healthy diet.

Nutrition hotline number: (617) 375-0725

The Boston Food Pantry is closed on:

  • Saturday, 5/28/16 (Memorial Day Holiday)
  • Saturday, 7/2/16 (Independence Day Holiday)
  • Saturday, 9/3/16 (Labor Day Holiday)
  • Saturday, 11/26/16 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • Saturday, 12/24/16 (Christmas Holiday)
  • Saturday, 12/31/16 (New Year’s Holiday)

The New Bedford Food Pantry is closed on:

  • Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, December 24 (Christmas)

Food and Nutrition Programs Staff

  • David Andre, Director, Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Peter Hubbard, Manager, Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Sharon Curry, Food Pantry Associate, Boston
  • Suresh Mijar, SNAP Outreach Coordinator
  • Alison Miranda, Food Pantry Coordinator, New Bedford