Food and Nutrition Programs

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Over 165,000 people across the Massachusetts Region visited our pantries, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and mobile market distributions receiving about a five day supply of nutritionally-balanced groceries, assistance to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and received nutritional guidance 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) 375-0735

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
A Mobile Market Food Pantry vehicle will distribute food every 3rd Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at:

593 Kempton Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20

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) 375-0735

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
Eastern Mass - Food & Nutrition Programs Newsletter
Red Cross of Massachusetts Food and Nutrition Programs Newsletters

The Boston Food Pantry is closed on:

  • Saturday, 5/26/18 (Memorial Day Holiday)
  • Wednesday, 7/4/18 (Independence Day Holiday)
  • Saturday, 9/1/18 (Labor Day Holiday)
  • Saturday, 11/24/18 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • Wednesday, 12/26/18 (Christmas Holiday)

The New Bedford Food Pantry is closed on:

  • Thursday, November 23/17 (Thanksgiving)

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