Food Resources

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. 

Lowell Public Schools (Grab & Go Meals at Various Locations)

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 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.

Salvation Army
Pantry operates at 150 Appleton Street Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Greater Boston Food Bank & Greater Lowell Family YMCA
Kat Davis – email or call 978-454-7825 x822
Mobile Market – Distribution of assorted foods from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm on the following: dates:Friday, May 8
Wednesday, May 13
Tuesday, May 19
Thursday, May 28

SNAP Benefits (formerly food stamps)

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Assistance to any family with children under age five.,,
Main office: 45-47 Kirk Street, 978-454-6397

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

Edition 05/13/2020