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Food Access

Getting enough nutritious foods is essential to your overall health and well-being.  Harbor Health supports community programs to make sure you and your family can get affordable healthy food.

The Food Pantry at Harbor Health

All are welcome! The Food Pantry is open to everyone in our community. You do not have to be a Harbor Health patient to come to the Food Pantry.

Pantry clients can attend once per month. Please contact the Food Pantry at 617-533-2228 for more information about our services.

Locations

10 Minot Street, Dorchester

Tuesdays: 8:30 am-1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: 10 Minot Street, Dorchester – just across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center!

Harbor Community Health Center – Plymouth

The Food Pantry will offer services one afternoon every other week at Harbor Community Health Center – Plymouth. Please contact Katie Gifford, Community Health Worker, at (508) 778-5449 for more information.

Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis

The Food Pantry will offer services one morning a week at Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis. Please contact Rasa Burgett, Community Health Worker, at (508) 778-5413 for more information.

COVID-19 Safety

Please wear a face mask or facial covering and keep a 6 foot social distance between you and the person in front of you in line. 

Please DO NOT come to the food pantry if you:

  • Are sick or have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing
  • Have been in close contact with someone suspected of having or who tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19

A friend or family member can pick up food for you.

If you don’t have someone to pick up food for you or you cannot come when we are open, call us at 617-533-2228.  We will do our best to help you.

Thank you for your help keeping everyone healthy and safe!

Support the Food Pantry

We are grateful for support from the Greater Boston Food Bank, local businesses, and individuals – you make this important work possible!  There are many ways you can support the Food Pantry:

  • Make a donation. Financial contributions help provide food to members of our community in need.  To donate, visit hhsi.us/donate and select “Food Pantry at Harbor Health” in the drop down menu.
  • Donate food. Donations of non-perishable food are welcome!  Please call us first at 617-533-2228 to arrange a drop-off time or purchase something from our Amazon Wishlist.
  • Volunteer.  If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to complete our sign-up survey or call us at 617-533-2228 for more information about volunteering.

Fresh Truck, Dorchester

ATTENTION: The Fresh Truck’s schedule includes a stop at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Fresh Truck is now offering weekly open air markets to provide fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables while keeping staff, volunteers and shoppers safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Click the button below to see the Fresh Truck’s weekly schedule.

Fresh Truck Weekly Schedule

SNAP Application Assistance, Dorchester, Plymouth, Hyannis

To make sure everyone in our community can get enough healthy, nutritious food for themselves and all the members of their family, Harbor Health and the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) are working together to help you with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP needs at our the health centers!

Our community health workers at our Dorchester, Plymouth, and Hyannis health centers can help anyone in the community who is having trouble paying for food. You do not have to be a Harbor Health patient to make an appointment for help with your SNAP application.

Call to make an appointment!

Dorchester – 617-533-2267

Plymouth – 508-778-5449

Hyannis – 508-778-5413

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), Dorchester

Harbor Health’s Dorchester South/South Boston Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program also provides support for families that qualify.  The WIC team currently offers video and phone appointments to help you learn more and apply for the program.

Call 617-265-4380 for more information about WIC.

Emergency Food Assistance, Hyannis

Available all year to eligible patients at Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis. Care teams at Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis can help eligible patients receive grocery store gift cards to purchase food.

Seasonal Programs

Speak with your care team to learn more about special holiday and cold weather programs for eligible patients including:

  • Thanksgiving Grocery Bags
  • Holiday Toys – Dorchester
  • Globe Santa – Dorchester
  • Winter Coats for children – Dorchester