Agency Resources : Resources

The Greater Boston Food Bank is committed to keeping our hunger-relief agencies up-to-date, so they can continue to be helpful resources in their communities. Here's where to get information on our hours, online ordering, snow emergencies and more.


Useful Forms & Tools


External Resources

  • USDA's Emergency Food Assistance Program – The Food Bank has contracted with the Massachusetts Department of Education to assume the monitoring and application process for USDA commodities. Download information about qualification and updated eligibility guidelines.
  • Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program – MEFAP is a state funded program that The Greater Boston Food Bank uses to purchase foods that are distributed free to all eligible emergency food providers on an "agency choice" basis and to sponsor nutrition education initiatives. The MEFAP program is a supplementary food assistance program in nature and is not intended to cover all needs of an agency.
  • Summer Food Service Program – The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children, ages 18 and under, when school is not in session. Meals are often provided in conjunction with educational and recreational activities.
  • Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance – The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance is the state agency responsible for administering public assistance programs for needy citizens of the Commonwealth.
  • MA Coalition for the Homeless – MA Coalition for the Homeless works to address the broad economic and social issues that lead to homelessness.
  • Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program – The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of low-cost home heating oil to thousands of poor and elderly households around Massachusetts. To apply, call toll free 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645).
  • Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) Supplemental Nutrition Program – The Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) supplemental nutrition program is a health, nutrition, and prevention program in which program participants receive checks for nutritious foods.
  • FoodSource Hotline – Counselors at Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline refer callers to food resources in their communities, provide information on public programs, meal sites for the elderly, meals on wheels programs, salvage food distribution sites, and other programs that supply free or low-cost food.
  • Food Stamps Info – Find out how to qualify for food stamps and how to apply.
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