Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service for people facing hunger, responding to people across Massachusetts struggling to feed their families. Hotline counselors refer callers to food resources in their community as well as provides them with information about school meals, summer meal sites for kids, elder meals programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Their goal is to help the caller find as many resources as possible to put good food on the table. When relevant, they also connect callers with utility, fuel assistance, and MassHealth. All information is kept strictly confidential.
The FoodSource Hotline can provide information in 160 different languages — from Arabic to Cambodian, Russian to Vietnamese. This special service links callers with a translator who assists them with the call. The Hotline also serves the hearing impaired community through its TTY line. Services are available to all Massachusetts residents.
- 145 Border St.
- Boston, MA 02128
- FoodSource Hotline
- (617) 723-5000
- Project Bread Office
Agency: Project Bread
Languages Offered: The Hotline can provide information in 160 different languages. This special service links callers with a translator who assists them with the call.
Eligibility: The hotline is free and available to anyone who calls. Callers are screened for eligibility for SNAP and are helped with the application. When relevant, callers are also connected with utility, fuel assistance, and MassHealth.