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HelpSteps 1-800-847-0710 | 1010 Mass Ave, Boston HelpSteps is a social service referral system for Greater Boston. Find affordable housing, food, employment resources, and more.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) (617) 357-6000 | 178 Tremont Street, Boston

ABCD provides a variety of food services, food pantries, food stamp, and meal assistance programs offered throughout ABCD’s network of neighborhood sites allowing families in every Boston neighborhood to access food more easily.

Boston Foods (914) 582-8300 | Contact for more information

Healthy food at reduced prices, packaged into grocery bags and hand delivered to health centers by their friendly volunteers every month. Their classic box contains enough delicious groceries to last a family of four (4) a week at only $35. Other box options available.

Elderly Nutrition Programs (617) 635-4366 | 1 City Hall Square #271, Boston

The City of Boston administers the Elderly Nutrition Program for its seniors. All seniors over 60 and their spouse are eligible to eat at any of the approx. 40 congregate lunch sites throughout the city. The suggested donation for the meal is $2.00, to help defray the production and delivery cost of the meal.

Haley House Soup Kitchen (617) 236-8132 | 23 Dartmouth Street, Boston Project Bread FoodSource Hotline 1-800-645-8333 | Contact for more information

Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger.

For additional food assistance contact the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) at 1-877-382-2363


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BHA Healthy Food Purchasing Handbook