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Food Access

At Harbor Health, we believe that nothing should stand in the way of your health.  No one should have to choose between food and medicine.  Food is medicine and access to healthy, nutritious foods is essential to overall health.

Our food insecurity prevention programs work to increase access to affordable, healthy food for everyone in the communities we serve.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center takes place every Tuesday, 8:30 am-11:00 am, weather permitting, at 10 Minot Street, Dorchester. The pantry is open to the community and patients of Harbor Community Health Centers. Financial eligibility requirements apply.  Pantry clients can attend once per month. Please call 617-533-2228 for more information.

Fresh Truck

The Fresh Truck stops at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center every Tuesday, 8:30 am-11:30 am, weather permitting, at 10 Minot Street, Dorchester.  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

Harbor Health looks forward to sponsoring the 2020 season of the Ashmont Farmers Market!  The market takes place every Friday, June – October, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at the Ashmont MBTA Plaza, 1900 Dorchester Avenue.  Cash, credit and debit cards, and SNAP/EBT, HIP at the Ashmont Farmers Market.

Food Insecurity Reduction Program

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

Holiday/Seasonal Resources

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

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