Countless Massachusetts residents are affected by the Government Shutdown. From government workers – such as TSA and Coast Guard – to those receiving existing federal benefits, it is difficult to know where to turn for assistance. We’ve compiled helpful resources below to assist you in finding the answers you need.
SNAP/Food Stamps: The MA Department of Transitional Assistance assists low-income individuals and families, including veterans. DTA serves one in eight residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
WIC/Women, Infants & Children: this program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy. Important information:
Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline: 800-645-8333 or gettingsnap.org
HelpSteps.com or download the HelpSteps app: HelpSteps is a free and easy online/digital resource to access information on over 11,000 social services across the Commonwealth.
GBFB Food Assistance Locator: find food pantries, mobile markets and other food assistance programs in Eastern Massachusetts.
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts: food assistance for Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties.
Merrimack Valley Food Bank: provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry.
Worcester County Food Bank: food assistance for Worcester County.