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Food and Food Assistance

If you assistance with obtaining nutritious food for you and your family there are local organizations that can help. You may contact these organizations directly or complete the Community Support Services Referral Form and a NECC staff member will respond to discuss your need.

Food Resources

Food Resources

CorUnum Meal Center

The CorUnum Meal Center is a not-for-profit meal center located in South Lawrence, MA. We provide free, nutritious meals in a safe environment to anyone who is in need of food. At each meal, guests include the working poor, families with children, children without parental supervision, the unemployed, the homeless, senior citizens, those living with mental and emotional illness, and individuals of all ages. Nutritious meals are served seven days a week. Breakfast is from 6:00 to 8:00 am, and dinner is from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.


Address: 118 South Broadway Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 978-688-8900
Website: CorUnum Meal Center

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry. We are one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, day and residential programs that in turn, serve individuals and families.


Address: 735 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-454-7272
Website: Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need operates eight food pantries strategically located throughout the neighborhoods of Lawrence and Methuen. Food is available to all who request it without judgment or needs assessment.


Address: 60 Island Street, Suite 214-E, Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-685-8321
Website: Neighbors in Need

Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen

Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen in Lawrence, MA. They serve a full-course, nutritious dinner five evenings every week. Anyone who is hungry or in need is welcome. There are no questions asked, no forms to fill out and no charge for the meal. Emergency food pantry is available with a referral on a case-by-case basis. Health services are offered every Wednesday during the dinner hours, health insurance is not required. Dinner is served from 5 to 7 pm, Mon-Thurs and Saturday. Closed on Fridays and Sundays.


Address: 58 Newbury Street Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-681-8768
Website: Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen

Food For the World Inc.

Food for The World provide free food to low-moderate income families, the homeless, the indigent, especially children and the elderly through our (5) free pantries distribution site; as well as health, Teen Prevention workshops, wellness information and emergency clothing support services to insure healthier, happier communities in spite of poverty.


Greater Lawrence Community Action Council – Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover
Phone: 978-681-4960
Website: Food For the World Inc.

Massachusetts Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.


Address: 468 North Canal ST Suite B5, Lawrence MA, 01840
Phone: 978-683-9949
Website: Food For the World Inc.

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