Free Meals are Available During the Summer at participating locations
Who is eligible to receive free meals?
All children, aged 18 and younger are eligible to receive free meals. SFSP is separate from the free and reduced meal program operated during the normal school year, and SFSP is open to all children regardless of household income or school year free and reduced status. Please check back in the Spring for a list of towns town that are participating.
What other resources are available for food in the Summer?
- Brown Bag: Food for Elders (Pre-registration required): The Food Bank’s Belchertown Brown Bag 60 State Street, Belchertown, MA (413) 323-0420 Hours: 2nd Friday 10:30-11:30am
- Food Pantry: Belchertown United Church of Christ, Helping Hands Cupboard 18 Park Street. (413) 323-7442 Hours: Call to confirm.
- Food Pantry: St. Francis Parish, St. Francis Food Pantry 10 Park Street (413) 323-6272
- Amherst Survival Center: All meals provided to go. Groceries available. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 11am – 3pm. www.amherstsurvival.org
- Sharing the Blessings: Sign up for a free food parcel by clicking this link.
Is there anything else I should know?
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