Food

Through Belmont Helps, you can ask for help paying for groceries and/or getting take-out meals.  Email us at belmonthelps@gmail.com or leave a message at 617-993-0162 if you need help.


Boston College is offering meal deals for a good cause!

$22 family meal deals feed a family of four. The portions are very generous and the food is great and it’s made fresh each day.

With each purchase, BC will donate four meals to families in need.  

Curbside pickup in Chestnut Hill.  Order ahead at 617-552-1128 to order.


Belmont Center for the Aging via partner Springwell delivers meals to senior citizens in Belmont.  Apply and find out more about this opportunity here: www.springwell.com/volunteer.  


Belmont Food Pantry

1st & 3rd Saturday          8:30 - 9:30 am

2nd & 4th Tuesday         5:30 - 6:30 pm

4th Sunday                 1:30 - 2:30 pm


Free Produce Box - Saturdays - Margaret Fuller House

Every June Saturday        10:00 am - 2:00 pm

71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA


SNAP Online Purchasing Benefits (formerly food stamps)


Students who receive reduced or free lunch in Belmont will receive a P-EBT card for each child enrolled. If you receive food stamps as a family, the additional funds will be added to your card. Massachusetts P-EBT and Belmont Public Schools Meal Plan


Food Assistance at the Belmont Farmers Market

June 4 to October 29

Thursdays 2:00 to 6:30pm

Vendors are matching up to $20 of SNAP & P-EBT to get you more!  


HIP (Healthy Incentives Program)

HIP provides free fruits and vegetables to SNAP recipients who buy directly from a participating farmer. There is a monthly maximum depending on your household size:

• 1–2 people: $40 per month

• 3–5 people: $60 per month

• 6 or more: $80 per month

Example: Buy apples, tomatoes and corn directly from a HIP vendor, using your SNAP card. If you spend $12, you’ll instantly get $12 put back into your account. (This requires that you have the purchase amount in your account.)


 

The Department of Transitional Assistance DTA.HIP@state.ma.us can also help.


Project Bread FoodSource Hotline for Massachusetts people facing hunger
1-800-645-8333

TTY: 1-800-377-1292

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Housing

Section 8 (Metro Housing Choice Voucher) online application

Affordable Housing Lottery for The Bradford

505 Common St, Belmont, MA

Homelessness and Eviction Prevention

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) is a tool to help make sure rent and mortgages get paid.  RAFT currently provides up to $4,000 per eligible tenant.  General questions regarding rent delinquency and other issues can be directed to resourceline@MetroHousingBoston.org.

Information for Massachusetts Business Owners and Residents on moratorium on foreclosures and evictions

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Senior Citizens

The town has determined that all public buildings in Belmont be closed to the public, including the Beech Street Center. The center is open for essential services including:  

Transportation:  617-993-2989

Social Services: Janet Amdur  617-993-2983  

For Senior Service needs email Mpoore@belmont-ma.gov

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Stimulus Payments

The IRS has sent 4 million payments by prepaid debit cards to certain eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns but for whom the IRS doesn't have bank account information. The stimulus payment is loaded on the debit card. Your card will arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services”.  Don’t throw it away thinking it’s junk mail or a scam.

Creditcards.com has compiled a list of help for self-employed individuals.  https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/financial-tips-self-employed/

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Unemployment Benefits

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment

State Representative Dave Rogers office can assist filling out forms (617) 722-2637

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Business Loans

A collection of loans available can be found on the Small Business Administration's website.

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General

Other help can be found at State Representative Dave Rogers website.