Food Resources

We understand food insecurity is a very real problem for the communities we serve, and for some of our students.  We've compiled some resources to help ease this burden.

The City of Boston, Office of Food Access works to make healthy food more available and affordable.  Here are some links for individual communities:


The Greater Boston Food Bank
Phone:  (617) 427-5200

Fair Foods Boston- 2 dollar a bag of groceries
Phone: (617) 288-6185

Daddy Jones Bar - Food for people in need during the COVID-19 health crisis. Somerville

Pennypacker’s - Helping feed Somerville families in need, especially those with children relying on school lunches. Families can reach out via phone (857-523-8053) or social media message, and Pennypacker’s will help in whatever way they can. Somerville

Sugar & Spice Thai - On Sundays starting March 22, from noon to 2:30 p.m., free chicken or veggie fried rice is available to anyone who wants it (pickup only). It will be prepackaged and sitting outside at 1933 Massachusetts Ave., ready to go. Cambridge

Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline 

School Systems Offering Bagged Lunches for Children

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free meals to all youth and teens at various locations and times across the City.
Map of Greater Boston-area meal sites for Children and Youth
Please note the following important details:

  • All pick-up sites are set up to be "grab and go".
  • Practice social distancing (keeping six feet between yourself and others).
  • Stay home if you are sick.