Project Bread Food Source Hotline: 800-645-8333

This is a toll-free hotline which provides comprehensive information and referral service to individuals and families facing hunger in Massachusetts. Project Bread can connect you to resources for a free hot meal, soup kitchens, emergency groceries and food pantries in your community.


SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps): 877-382-2363

The Department of Transitional Assistance (OTA) administers SNAP benefits. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious food. Eligibility for SNAP benefits depends on financial and nonfinancial criteria.

Local OTA office to apply for SNAP in person: 1

Apply online:

The $2 Bag Program (Every Friday from 3pm-4:30pm)

Old Colony YMCA (71 Cohannet Street, Taunton, MA)

Each bag contains over 12 pounds of mixed fresh produce. No eligibility requirements, no registration, and no ID checks. Take as many bags as you need for yourself, friends or family. Come even if you don't have money; they have never turned anyone away!

Find your local site here:

Partner Agency Locator

Provides a list of food assistance options in each community that they serve.