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Food Resources

If you are hungry and cannot afford to buy food:

  • Apply for SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
     
    Project Bread's GettingSNAP.org
    www.gettingsnap.org
    Check online to see if you qualify.
     
    The Open Door
    www.foodpantry.org
    Contact Corinne Holt: 978-283-6776 or corinne@foodpantry.org
    We can offer assistance with applying for SNAP.
     
    Project Bread Food Source Hotline
    www.projectbread.org
    1-800-645-8333
    Answers questions about SNAP and free and low cost food resources in the caller's area.
     
    North Shore Department of Transitional Assistance
    www.mass.gov/dta
    978-825-7300 (M-F 7am-5pm)
    1-800-848-0056
    35 Congress Street, Salem
    Answers questions about SNAP and free and low cost food resources in the caller's area.
     
  • Apply for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program)
     
    North Shore Department of Transitional Assistance
    www.mass.gov/wic
    1-800-WIC-1007 (1-800-942-1007)
    180 Main Street, Gloucester
    Offers access to healthy food for families with children birth to age 5.

 

     

If you are not eligible for Food Stamps or WIC, are waiting to receive benefits, or are receiving benefits but are still hungry:

  • Get an emergency supply of free food at a food pantry

    Click here for food pantries in the North Shore Hunger Network
     
  • Get low-cost food:

    Emerson Buck-a-Bag at The Open Door
    www.foodpantry.org
    978-283-6776
    28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester (rear of the building)
    Bring your own grocery bag to the Pantry every Friday from 12:30-1:30, fill it with the items you want and feel free to donate a dollar.
     

If you are not eligible for Food Stamps or WIC, are waiting to receive benefits, or are receiving benefits but are still hungry:

  • Go to a Soup Kitchen/Dinner Program
     
    Community Meals at The Open Door
    www.foodpantry.org
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; doors open at 4pm, dinner served from 5-6pm
    Sunday; doors open at 3pm, dinner served from 4-5pm
    978-283-6776
    28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester
    Transportation may be provided to this site.
     
    Harvest Meals
    Tuesdays, from 5-6pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church
    48 Middle St, Gloucester
    978-283-1708
     
    Fridays, from 5-6pm, at Trinity Congregational Church
    70 Middle Street, Gloucester
    978-283-1442
    Transportation may be provided to these sites.
     
    LifeBridge (formerly Salem Mission)
    www.lifebridgesalem.org
    Monday-Sunday, LifeBridge, 7 Crombie Street, Salem
    978-744-0500
     
    Tuesday & Thursday, Salvation Army/Beverly Pantry, 50 Elliot Street, Beverly
    978-922-4522
     
    SeniorCare
    www.seniorcareinc.org
    978-281-1750
    49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester
    Call for senior lunch sites and meals on wheels.


Your children may be eligible for Free or Reduced School Lunch

  • If you are interested in School Breakfast and Lunch Programs for your children (free or low cost) contact their school for further information.