The FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-8333
Where would you turn if you suddenly needed food?
Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger.
The toll-free Hotline responds to more than 49,000 calls a year from people across Massachusetts struggling to feed their families. FoodSource Hotline counselors refer callers to emergency food resources in their community as well as provide them with information about school meals, summer food sites for kids, elder meals programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.
They will screen callers for eligibility for SNAP and help them with the application. Their goal is to help the caller find as many resources as possible to put good food on the table. When relevant, they also connect callers with utility, fuel assistance, and MassHealth. And all information is kept strictly confidential.
The FoodSource Hotline can provide information in 160 different languages — from Arabic to Cambodian, Russian to Vietnamese. This special service links callers with a translator, usually within 30 seconds.
The FoodSource Hotline can also serve the hearing impaired community through its TTY line, 1-800-377-1292.
These services are available to all Massachusetts residents.
Find out more by viewing Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline Annual Report 2012.