Food For Free is now accepting applications from low-income, elderly or disabled Cambridge residents who wish to participate in its Home Delivery program.
The application is also available for download here.
Home Delivery is a food assistance program for low-income individuals who are unable to access food pantries dues to illness or disability. Participants receive deliveries of food once a month. A typical delivery consists of 40-50 pounds of food, and includes fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meat or fish, and non-perishable foods such as soup and cereal. Food For Free’s Home Delivery program is available only to Cambridge residents.
To be eligible, individuals must:
1. Live in Cambridge, Massachusetts
2. Qualify as low-income under HUD guidelines (less than $30,050 per year for one person)
3. Be unable to access food pantries on their own due to illness or disability and submit a letter from a health-care provider attesting to this fact
4. Live alone, or live only with individuals who are also unable to access food pantries due to illness or disability
For more information, or to receive an application, individuals should contact David Leslie at (617) 868-2900 extension 307. The application is also available for download here.
Food For Free Committee’s Home Delivery Program is supported by the Cambridge Department of Human Services Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and the Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund.