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. In addition, the Institute’s Financial Aid Office has financial resources available for students experiencing food insecurity. Please contact them if you have any questions.
The City of Boston, Office of Food Access works to make healthy food more available and affordable. Here are some links for individual communities:
- Allston, Brighton, Back Bay, Chinatown, South End
- East Boston, North End, Downtown west, Beacon Hill, and Charlestown
- Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, West Roxbury
- Mission Hill, Roxbury, South Boston
The Greater Boston Food Bank
Phone: (617) 427-5200
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.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
While not all full-time students are eligible for SNAP, COVID-related changes guidelines as of 2021 expand eligibility. The USDA website has more information about who is eligible. If you are a student and meet SNAP eligibility requirements, you may be eligible if you also meet one of the SNAP exemptions – including new exemptions that began in January 2021. Apply in the state where you live, in this case, MA: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).