Programs

Food Distribution

As our primary operation, the Food Distribution Program distributes more than 2 million pounds of food annually in 30 communities. Foods are obtained from the federal and state emergency food assistance programs, and…

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Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry is a community-based health and nutrition service program that offers home delivery of nutritious foods specifically tailored to meet the health and dietary requirements of low income, homebound elderly and…

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MEFAP/TEFAP (USDA)

The Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) provides nutritious foods to eligible food banks that distribute the food to member agencies serving low-income individuals and families. This food is managed and distributed through our Food Distribution Program. The Federal Emergency …

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Operation Nourish

Operation Nourish began in September 2011 for the purpose of providing supplemental food to children who may not have enough food to eat at home. The program focuses on…

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Community Market

The Community Market is a free market that provides fresh produce and other nutritious foods to residents of four Lowell public housing complexes from July through October. The market increases the availability of fresh, ethnically appropriate produce to families who …

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Food Rescue

Through our partnership with Stop & Shop and Hannaford Supermarkets in Chelmsford our Food Rescue team picks up perishable foods three days a week that would otherwise be thrown out. More than 1,900 pounds of food is donated by Stop …

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Summer Lunch

  The summer lunch program provided over 12,500 nutritional lunches to children involved in activities at city parks, recreational centers, summer school programs and summer youth programs during summer 2016.  We coordinate with local partners to ensure that children participating in …

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Nutrition Education

Nutrition and Safe Food Handling Education Program provides valuable information to our member agencies regarding safe transportation, storage, and handling of food.

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