FoodSource Hotline - Project Bread
145 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Telephone: 1-800-645-8333 -or- TTY: 1-800-377-1292 - Fax: 617-248-8877
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Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline provides:

  • Information on emergency food pantries and meal programs

  • Information about SNAP/food stamps including screening for eligible and general questions from current recipients

  • Over the phone SNAP application assistance and follow-up

  • Information about free and reduced-price school and summer meal programs for children

  • Referrals to emergency food pantries and meal programs

  • Information on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Having a criminal record and/or being homeless does not disqualify anyone from being eligible for Food Stamps.

Service hours:

M - F: 8am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm; Service available by telephone only.


The Hotline has links to 160 languages specify desired language when calling.

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