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COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Food Assistance

Dedham Food Pantry

Phone: 781-320-9442 or if you require a callback: 781-269-1541
Email: dedhamfoodpantrynews@gmail.com
Location: The Pantry is located on the North side of the Dedham Plaza (The side with Planet Fitness in the front and Play it Again Sports in the back)
Donation drop off hours:
Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm
Saturday from 9am – 10:30 am
Need assistance? Click here to see if you qualify.

Greater Boston Food Bank

If you, or anyone you know, are in need of food, click on the image to search the Partner Agency Locator for a list of food assistance options in each community.

Project Bread

SNAP

Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. Click here to learn more about SNAP.

SNAP benefits include:
• Monthly funds on an EBT card to buy food
• $40, $60 or $80 a month put back on your EBT card when you use SNAP to buy local produce via the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)
• SNAP Path to Work free education and training opportunities
• Free nutrition education classes and resources

WIC

WIC (Women, Infant, Children) is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to families who qualify.

Click here to check your eligibility, apply, or get more information

Economic Assistance

The Department of Transitional Assistance provides residents of Massachusetts with 3 economic assistance programs:

  • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC),
  • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
  • State Supplement  Program (SSP).

These services offer Massachusetts temporary cash assistance and supportive services to children, individuals, and their families. Click on the following links to: