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Food Access

Having access to 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 Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center, Dorchester

Tuesdays: 8:30 am-11:00 am
Location: 10 Minot Street, Dorchester – just across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center!

The Food Pantry at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center is open to everyone.  Patients of all Harbor community health centers and members of the community are all welcome. Financial eligibility requirements apply.  Pantry clients can attend once per month.

Please call 617-533-2228 for more information and to apply!

Fresh Truck, Dorchester

Tuesdays: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: 10 Minot Street, Dorchester – just across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center!

The Fresh Truck is a mobile fresh food marketplace. It is open to the community and offers fresh produce, dairy, and eggs at a low cost.  Massachusetts Health Incentives Program (HIP) and SNAP accepted.

Ashmont Farmers Market, Dorchester

Fridays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, June-October
Location: Ashmont MBTA Plaza, 1900 Dorchester Avenue

Harbor Health looks forward to sponsoring the 2020 season of the Ashmont Farmers Market! Cash, credit and debit cards, and SNAP/EBT, HIP at the Ashmont Farmers Market.

Food Insecurity Reduction Program, Hyannis

Available all year to eligible patients at Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis thanks to the generous support from Project Bread and the Walk For Hunger.

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

Holiday/Seasonal Resources, Dorchester

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

  • Thanksgiving Turkeys and Trimmings
  • Toys for Tots
  • Globe Santa
  • Winter Coats for children
  • Backpacks for kids

Harbor Health’s Dorchester South/South Boston Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program also provides support for families that qualify.  Call 617-265-4380 for more information about WIC.