Food Programs & Resources

Below please find sites that provide free food in the cities of Somerville and Cambridge. For a full list of all meal sites compiled by Project Bread in the state of Massachusetts, please click here.
food pantry
Children under 18:
The Somerville Public Schools are continuing to make breakfasts and lunches for students and families in need that you can pick up and take home. No ID required, and one person can pick up for multiple members of the family.
When: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 11:00AM
Where: West Somerville Neighborhood School, basketball court
Winter Hill Community Innovation School, Medford Street entrance
East Somerville Community School, side parking lot
Healey School (starting Monday, March 23, 2020)
Visit for food pantry locations and hours. Call ahead, as they may have new procedures for social distancing. The website will state restrictions like requiring an ID or proof of residency in Somerville.
The City of Somerville and Food For Free are running a suppleme
ntal food pantry. Please register in advance to pick up groceries. Deliveries reserved for those in quarantine or with limited mobility. Please limit use to once per week.
Seniors can also call the Council on Aging at (617) 625-6600 x230

Elizabeth Peabody House Food Pantry
275-277 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145;  617-623- 55100.

Project SOUP Main Food Pantry: Cross Street Senior Center, 165 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145; 617- 623-6111
Project SOUP Emergency Food Pantry: Somerville Homeless Coalition Offices, 1 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02145
Children under 18:
Cambridge Public Schools Emergency Meals Program for Cambridge residents only: Every weekday, Cambridge Public Schools will be packing and distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches to locations throughout the city. Cambridge families who are facing food challenges are all welcome to pick up one bag per child/youth, regardless of Free/Reduced Price Lunch status. Must complete a Meals Request Form.
CEOC Food Pantry: 11 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139; 617-868- 2900
East End House Emergency Food Pantry: 105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141; 617-876-4444
The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Emergency Food Pantry: 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139; 617-547-4680 ext. 230
Food for Free: 11 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139; 617- 868-2900
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline
For more information and to learn of other food assistance resources available, please contact Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline. The FoodSource Hotline can be reached at 800-645-8333 from 8am-7pm Monday-Friday, and Saturdays from 10am-2pm, and can provide information in 160 languages through our Language Line.