Massachusetts' food banks offer emergency assistance to those in need by providing food pantries and other food programs with emergency supplies. Food banks will provide you with a list of pantries and programs in your area where you can get free food on an emergency basis. Call the Project Bread FoodSource Hotline for more information at 1-800-645-8333 or a food bank in your area:
  • Eastern Massachusetts: Greater Boston Food Bank 617-427-5200
  • Central Massachusetts: Worcester County Food Bank 508-842-3663
  • Western Massachusetts: The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts 413-247-9738.
  • Northeastern Massachusetts: Merrimack Valley Food Bank 978-454-7272



This information is provided by the Department of Transitional Assistance.