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Check out the information below to learn about food assistance, programs, locations, and more available to you in East Boston!


There are many resources in East Boston for you to receive free or reduced cost food if you are in need. Please see our list of food pantries, soup kitchens, and food distribution to the left.

Also, be sure to look at our Food Resource Map below to see which food distribution center is closest to you!

Food Distribution:

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East Boston Food Distribution Sites

Food Assistance programs you may be eligible for:

The Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a government program available to eligible low-income individuals and families to assist with the cost of food.

There are ways to get assistance figuring out your eligibility, applying for, and receiving SNAP benefits. See our informational flyer for more details.


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If you currently receive SNAP benefits, you are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). 

Through this program, you can receive an instant dollar-for-dollar match on your SNAP account when buying fruits and vegetables from local growers. To learn more, see the flyer to the left, or click to read the full brochure below:

HIP Brochure


Reach out to us via the form at the bottom of this page if you think there's more helpful information we should add to benefit the residents in East Boston. We're always trying to improve the resources we share!

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