Project Bread Food Source Hotline
Project Bread provides information and referrals to food pantries, soup kitchens and services for the hungry. Call the FoodSource Hotline to locate food resources in your area, including school meal programs, summer meal sites for kids and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). This hotline has translators available in 160 languages.
FoodSource Hotline: (800) 645-8333
Phone: (617) 723-5000
Salvation Army Family Services
The Salvation Army's social service program seeks to help people create a better hope for tomorrow. They offer Youth Development programs (art & music classes and summer camps), Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens, and many more programs for communities across MA.
Website: http://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ma/we_help Enter your zip code to locate the closest Salvation Army in your area. Proof of residency may be required to participate in some programs.
Project Just Be Cause
Provides clothing, toiletries gift baskets, blankets, toys, baby items and household goods. On November 15th and 29th, the 2017 Holiday Gift Program will be accepting requests. Application form is available online. Please do not call the office to inquire - all info. will be posted online. The Holiday Gift Program is for parents/guardians ONLY to complete. One submission is allowed per family.
Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
Mission is to provide financial assistance to Cape Cod residents for basic human needs.
PO Box 804, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: (508) 778-5661 or (800) 422-1446
My Brother's Keeper
Assistance is provided by delivery only -- no pick-ups at our facility. The towns we service for our Christmas Assistance Program are as follows: Boston area south to Fall River and Cape Cod
All requests are processed by phone. We cannot accept e-mail requests or requests made in-person at our facility due to staffing limitations. My Brother's Keeper only accepts requests from parents in need. We do not accept second-hand requests from family, friends, or advocates.
Christmas Assistance Line
Phone: (508) 238-2562
September - December
call for up-to-date days & hours of operation
Brockton - Catholic Charities South
Toys for Kids program (for ages 13 and under)
Note: Salvation Army and Charity Guild program are involved in same "Toys for Kids" Program. Applications are limited.
Phone: (508) 587-0815
Fall River - Citizens for Citizens, Operation Christmas
Provides toys to parents of children from birth to 12 years of age to be given as gifts
at Christmas. (Serves surrounding towns of Somerset, Swansea, and Westport).
Custodial parent of children may apply.
Documentation Needed: Medical cards or Social Security Number.
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Must apply in person.
Address: 264 Griffin Street, Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: (508) 679-0041
Mansfield - West Side Benevolent Circle
Provides assistance to Mansfield residents which includes holiday gifts/toys for children in 12th grade and under. Also provides Christmas baskets to elders. Contact program for application deadline.
P.O. Box 506, Mansfield, MA 02048
Phone: (508) 339-3397
Norwell Food Pantry / Kids in Need and Holiday Adopt-A-Family Programs
"Kids in Need" is a year-round program for any child in Norwell whose family may be having difficulty providing some necessities. Call about "Holiday Adopt A Family" program.
Address: P.O. Box 644, Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: (781) 690-5050 or (781) 659-7878
Scituate Community Christmas
Scituate Community Christmas is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed to help provide food and new Christmas gifts to Scituate families who are faced with economic hardship or other circumstances during the holiday season. Since 1989, Scituate Community Christmas has served hundreds of families needing assistance. The organization's focus is children and the elderly without family in the area. There is a strict residency requirement; all recipients must reside in the Town of Scituate.
P.O. Box 704
Taunton - Corline Cronan's Family, Inc.
The Corline Cronan's Family coordinates donations of food, turkeys and volunteers for a hot meal for
the homeless, less fortunate, lonely citizens on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays. Meal site is
Coyle Cassidy High School.
Meals are also delivered to shut-ins. All attendees can take away a second meal, a bag of canned and non-perishable groceries, as well as gently used clothing. In addition, new items such as blankets, knit
hats, gloves, and personal hygiene have been provided at various times.
Phone: (508) 823-8443