Food & Nutrition
Congregate Lunch Program
administers the federally funded Congregate Lunch Program. A $1.75 donation is requested.
Call 617-923-2769 one day in advance between 9:00 am and 10:30 am, Monday - Friday to reserve.
Call by 12:30 pm on Thursday for a weekend reservation.
Meals on Wheels
55 Waverley Ave.
|Monday - Friday at 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 pm
This is a federally funded program administered by Springwell for homebound elders and hospital discharges who find it difficult to prepare meals. A hot meal is delivered Monday through Friday. Frozen meals for weekends, and accommodations for special diet requirements are available. A $1.75 donation is requested. Please call (617) 972-4100 for more information.
The Massachusetts Food Stamp Program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been streamlined for seniors. Even if you’ve never applied for assistance, own your home and car, or have been ineligible in the past, here are some reasons to consider applying for SNAP:
· During these difficult economic times, even a modest monthly SNAP benefit can help to offset some of your household expenses.
· Using SNAP benefits is completely confidential. SNAP recipients use a card which works just like a debit card.
· The application for seniors is shorter (only two pages) and less verifications are required.
· If you spend more than $35 per month on medical expenses including medications and doctor’s visits, you may qualify for a $90 standard deduction. This deduction could result in a higher monthly SNAP benefit.
To apply, please call toll free: 1-866-950-FOOD (3663) Once you have applied, you will find out in 30 days whether you are eligible for SNAP.
Project Bread FoodSource Hotline
Call the Hotline at (800) 645-8333 or go to their website: gettingfoodstamps.org for information about free or low cost food resources, and to receive an application for the Food Stamp program mentioned previously.
Serve New England
Serve is a nonprofit organization that that enables people to purchase nutritous groceries once a month at a reduced price. Join the program by contributing two hours of community service each month anywhere in your area. Call 1-888-742-7363 or 617-923-2021 for more information.
In addition there are two Food Pantries in Watertown that are open to all residents.