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Food Access

ATTENTION: The Food Pantry will be closed for services on Tuesday, July 30. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!

Getting enough nutritious food 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.


10 Minot Street, Dorchester 

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

Harbor Community Health Center – Plymouth

The Food Pantry offers access to dry goods and shelf stable foods at Harbor Community Health Center – Plymouth. Please contact our patient care navigator at (508) 778-5449 for more information.

Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis

The Food Pantry offers access to dry goods and shelf stable foods at Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis. Please contact our patient care navigator at (508) 778-5413 for more information.


  • New clients must be present to register. Bring any form of ID with your name on it to register.
  • Only 1 client per household can register. Other household members may pick up food.
  • Only 1 visit per month. We may not be able to serve you if you visit more than once per month.
  • Always bring you Food Pantry card and the card of anyone else for whom you are picking up food.
  • No more than 3 cards per client.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well. You may send someone with your card to pick up your food.
  • Respect all others in line and Harbor Health staff.
    • No cutting the line.
    • No saving your spot in line – do not leave items on the ground.
    • No arguing.
    • No pushing.
    • No crowding – only one person allowed at the desk at a time.

If you are disrespectful, you may be removed from the program.

Click the links below to download the Food Pantry Policies.

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Support the Food Pantry

We rely entirely on donations to provide food to members of our community in need!  There are many ways YOU can support the Food Pantry:

Download our 2023 Impact Report

  • Donate money.  To make a financial contribution, visit and select “Food Pantry at Harbor Health” in the drop down menu.
  • Donate food and personal care items. Donations of non-perishable food and personal care items are welcome! Please follow the following guidelines when making a food donation:
    • We cannot accept expired items or items in glass containers. Here are some items we always need – click here to download and share the list:
      • Canned foods (soups, tomatoes, tuna, vegetables)
      • Rice, pasta, oatmeal, and cereal (whole grain, less sugar)
      • Dried beans
      • Peanut butter
      • Dried fruits
      • Diapers, baby wipes, and baby shampoo/body wash
      • Baby formula and baby food
      • Seasoning items such as salt, pepper, dried herbs, olive oil, and soy sauce
    • To drop off your donation, come to the Food Pantry at 10 Minot St during open hours (Tuesdays 8:30am-3pm) or call us at (617) 533-2228 to arrange a time.
    • Any item purchased our Amazon Wishlist is delivered directly to our location as a donation.
  • Volunteer.  If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at (617) 533-2228 for more information about volunteering.

We are grateful for support from the Greater Boston Food Bank, Whole Foods Market, Stop & Shop, Shaw’s/Star Market, local businesses, and individuals – you make this important work possible!

Fresh Truck, Dorchester

The Fresh Truck’s schedule includes a stop at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Fresh Truck is now offering weekly open air markets to provide fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables.

Click this link to see the Fresh Truck’s weekly schedule

SNAP Application Assistance

To make sure everyone in our community can get enough healthy, nutritious food for themselves and all the members of their family, Harbor Health provides assistance applying to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP!

Our patient care navigators at our Dorchester, Plymouth, and Hyannis health centers can help patients apply for SNAP.

Harbor also offers SNAP application assistance by phone! You do not have to be a Harbor Health patient to make an appointment for help with your SNAP application.

Call (617) 533-2228 for more information.

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.