Merrimack Valley Food Bank
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a clearinghouse of food assistance information. Go to “Find Food” on their website to find out about pantries and meals around the city. Some places ask for IDs, social security cards or proof of residence, so check before going. They also have a Mobile Pantry for income-eligible seniors and disabled members of the community. Those in need and eligible can reach the Mobile Pantry at 978-454-7174.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
Grab & Go Meals, weekdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 657 Middlesex Street
Catholic Charities Food Pantry
Food pantry at 70 Lawrence Street, operating Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CCF Food Pantry
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at CCF Ministries, 105 Princeton Blvd.
Central Food Ministry (also offers clothes, other supplies)
978-454-7445 for food pick-up. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Thursday evening 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dwelling House of Hope Food Pantry
Food assistance at 125 Mt. Hope Street on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Greater Boston Food Bank School Pantry
Questions? Contact Carolyn Rocheleau-Feeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-674-2053
STEM Academy at the Rogers School - 43 Highland Street - 3:00 - 4:00 pm
This is a farmer’s market style distribution of assorted foods for all Lowell Public School students and their families. Please bring reusable grocery bags, baskets, or a cart to carry your food.
Lowell Public Schools (Grab & Go Meals at Various Locations) - Summer Meals Program
https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/SummerMeals - Starting Monday, July 6, students will be able to pick up meals at 11 different locations.
At select sites, students will receive two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays and will also receive meals for the weekend days on Fridays. When visiting our lunch sites, please remember that the Governor has ordered that everyone must wear a mask or face covering in public spaces.
Lowell Senior Center
978-674-1172 or 978-674-4131
Brown bag program, take-out breakfast and lunch for people age 60+ at 276 Broadway Street
Meals on Wheels
For adults, at least 60 years of age, regardless of mobility or health status during the pandemic, or qualified adults with disability who are determined to be “homebound” are eligible for home delivered meals.
Mill City Grows
Free produce available for any residents facing economic hardship
Those wishing to purchase produce and dried beans can do so at https://www.millcitygrows.org/mill-city-grows-markets/food-access/ and these products are eligible for payment with SNAP/HIP and more.
Open Pantry of Greater Lowell
Operating at 13 Hurd Street Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Pantry operates at 150 Appleton Street Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Summer Eats - Free Meals for Kids & Teens - Merrimack Valley Food Bank Lunch Program
800-645-8333 or text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877
Open Meal Sites for Lowell located at
Caleb Group - 77 Chestnut St.
(L) 11:15 - 12:00 (S) 2:15 - 2:35 Monday - Thursday
Eagle Park - 95 W. 6th St.
(L) 11:15 - 11:45 Monday - Friday
North Canal Apartments - 517 Moody St.
(L) 12:15 - 12:45 Tuesday - Thursday
O’Donnell Splash Pad - 1170 Gorham St.
(L) 1:30 - 2:00 Monday - Friday
SNAP Benefits (formerly food stamps)
Project Bread FoodSource Hotline
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Assistance to any family with children under age five.
https://www.wicprograms.org/ci/ma-lowell, https://www.commteam.org/how-we-help/family-children/wic/, https://www.mass.gov/orgs/women-infants-children-nutrition-program
Main office: 45-47 Kirk Street, 978-454-6397
For Furry Family Members
Lowell Humane Society
Food pantry for dogs, cats, and other furry family members
You can reach out to us for all questions or concerns at 978-452-7781 or email us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about this resource guide, please contact the Pollard Memorial Library Reference Department for more information at 978-674-4121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.