Food Resources

MA P-EBT Information & Helpful Links

Merrimack Valley Food Bank
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a clearinghouse of food assistance information. Go to “Find Food” on their website to find out about pantries and meals around the city. Some places ask for IDs, social security cards or proof of residence, so check before going. They also have a Mobile Pantry for income-eligible seniors and disabled members of the community. Those in need and eligible can reach the Mobile Pantry at 978-454-7174.

Catholic Charities Food Pantry
Food pantry at 70 Lawrence Street, operating Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CCF Ministries Food Pantry
1st Wednesday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at CCF Ministries, 105 Princeton Blvd.
Farmers to Families Food Boxes available with fresh produce Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Central Food Ministry (also offers clothes, other supplies)
978-454-7445 for food pick-up. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Thursday evening 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dwelling House of Hope Food Pantry
Food assistance at 125 Mt. Hope Street on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Greater Boston Food Bank School Pantry at STEM Academy at the Rogers School - 43 Highland Street
A farmer's market style distribution of assorted foods for all Lowell Public School students and their families. Please bring reusable grocery bags, baskets or cart to carry your food.
Questions or to pre-register, contact Carolyn Rocheleau-Feeney: Send an email or call 978-674-2053

Lowell Public Schools (Grab & Go Meals at Various Locations) - Remote Learning Meal Service - As of October 1
At select sites, students will receive two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays and will also receive meals for the weekend days on Fridays. Certain sites will offer daily (Monday - Friday) meals. When visiting our sites, please remember that the Governor has ordered that everyone must wear a mask or face covering in public spaces.

Lowell Senior Center
978-674-1172 or 978-674-4131
Brown bag program, take-out breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (optional donation of $1.50) and lunch 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (optional donation of $2.50 for people age 60+ at 276 Broadway St. 

Meals on Wheels
For adults, at least 60 years of age, regardless of mobility or health status during the pandemic, or qualified adults with disability who are determined to be “homebound” are eligible for home delivered meals.

Mill City Grows
Free produce available for any residents facing economic hardship
Those wishing to purchase produce and dried beans can follow this link and these products are eligible for payment with SNAP/HIP and more.

Open Pantry of Greater Lowell
Operating at 13 Hurd Street Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. and Wednesday evenings 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Salvation Army
Pantry operates at 150 Appleton Street Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Closed November & December. 

SNAP Benefits (formerly food stamps)

St. Paul's Soup Kitchen
Take-out meals only Monday - Friday 5:00 p.m. at 273 Summer St. 

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Assistance to any family with children under age five.
WIC Programs
Community Teamworks                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nutrition Program
Apply for WIC online
Main office: 45-47 Kirk Street, 978-454-6397
Dads, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children. 

For Furry Family Members

Lowell Humane Society
Food pantry for dogs, cats, and other furry family members
Requests can be emailed

If you have any questions about this resource guide, please contact the Pollard Memorial Library Reference Department for more information at 978-674-4121 or Send an email.

Edition 12/10/2020