Foodsource Hotline – Project Bread

Filed Under: Food, Hotlines
145 Border Street
East Boston, ma 02128
Phone (Hotline): 1-800-645-8333
TTY: 1-800-377-1292

Project Bread toll-free FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger.

Project Bread’s toll-free FoodSource Hotline provides:
• Information on and referrals to 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
• Information on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Service hours

M - F: 8am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm

Requirements & Restrictions

Service available by telephone only.
Available to all Massachusetts residents.
Having a criminal record and/or being homeless does NOT disqualify anyone from being eligible for Food Stamps.


The Hotline has links to 180 languages – specify desired language when calling.

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated November 16, 2020


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.