Resources to Support Food Needs
Explore all the resources available to you both on campus and in the local community. Search below by category: Meals, Food Pantries, Food Funding, Food Education, Additional Resources.
Terrier Meal Share
Terrier Meal Share is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate their unused guest meal swipes online to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in need at Boston University. It offers short-term meal assistance for BU students with immediate need. Application required.
Marsh Chapel Community Dinner
Marsh Chapel offers free Community Dinner during academic semesters on Mondays, 5-6:30 pm. All are welcome!
Harvard Square Churches Meal Program
The Harvard Square Churches Meal Program operates a free community supper every Thursday evening. Their mission is to provide a nutritious meal in a hospitable environment to anyone who needs a meal.
Allston Brighton Food Pantry Community Supper
Every Wednesday at 6pm you are invited for a hot and nutritious meal at the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry (404 Washington St, Brighton). There is more than enough to go around for both guests and volunteers. No proof of need is required. Come as you are!
Haley House Soup Kitchen
The Haley House Soup Kitchen offers fresh, made-from-scratch meals five days a week. Breakfast: Tuesday – Friday 8:00-9:30 am; doors open for coffee and snacks at 6:00am. Lunch: Sunday 2:00-3:00pm; doors open for coffee and snacks at noon.
Monday Night Community Dinner
The Oasis Coalition of Boston is dedicated to providing fresh meals to the Boston community in need. Mondays 5-7pm.
BU Food Pantry
Doors are open to the entire community of BU students who are in need of support. Click for order form.
Brookline Food Pantry
Open to Brookline residents meeting income limits. Assistance available 1x per week. Learn more.
APAC Food Pantry (Allston-Brighton)
Open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm to residents of Allston-Brighton. Assistance available 1x per month. Learn more.
Fair Foods offers $2 bags of produce, each containing 12+ lbs of fruit and veg. Numerous sites throughout Boston, including Fenway (near CRC) and the South End (near Med Campus).
Daily Table stores provide a selection of fresh produce, grocery staples and made-from-scratch prepared foods. Online shopping available.
ABCD Food Access Centers
ABCD operates five Food Access Centers for Boston residents: Allston/Brighton, East Boston, Mattapan, Parker Hill/Fenway, and Roxbury/North Dorchester. Must call in advance to register.
Allston-Brighton Food Pantry Food Baskets
On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, they provide food baskets to income-eligible residents of Allston and Brighton. Food baskets contain a 3 to 4 day food supply for one household. Qualification requirements.
ABCD Farms 2 Family
Farms 2 Family provides fresh groceries to families. Open to residents of Boston, Medford, Everett, Belmont, Newton and Winchester with HH incomes < 80% AMI.
ABCD Food Pop Ups
ABCD Food Pop-Ups bring delicious choices to neighborhoods. Pop-up vans provides fresh produce, meats and other essential goods. No appointment necessary.
Allston & Brighton Community Fridges
Community Fridges provides 24/7 unconditional access to food.
Haley House Food Pantry
The Haley House Food Pantry is open Thursdays, tickets distributed at 7 am. Food bags distributed at 10 am.
MFNH Food Pantry
Margaret Fuller House is one of the largest volume food pantries in Cambridge. Open to residence of Cambridge and Greater Boston. W/Th afternoons, Fr/Sa mornings.
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It is a federal nutrition program (formerly known as Food Stamps) that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase food and other benefits that help you save. See if you qualify.
WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Massachusetts)
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides families coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.
Farmers Market Coupon Program (City of Boston)
Through this program, the City of Boston supports families experiencing challenges to buy they food they need and want, and support small businesses and farmers participating in farmers markets.
Sargent Choice Nutrition Workshops
Nutrition Workshops with Sargent Choice Nutrition Center offer BU students a variety of nutrition topics with RDNs free of charge.
Boston Community Cookbook
Cookbook published by the City of Boston, compiled from community submissions.
Project Bread Recipe Index
Search affordable recipes (targeted towards families).
Click 'N Cook
Find easy, affordable healthy recipes with everyday ingredients on Click ‘N Cook.
Good and Cheap Cookbook
A cookbook that offers delicious recipes, designed to help folks eat for less than $4 per day. Each recipe includes its price, for the entire recipe as well as per serving.
Assistance hotline for finding food resources.
Abundance Boston is an app to help you locate and rate food resources including grocery stores, food pantries, community fridges, etc.
Food Resource Guide
Comprehensive list of various resources in the greater Boston area. Updated weekly. Available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.