The Westford Food Pantry welcomes those in need, no matter their situation. Assistance is offered to individuals and families without any discrimination based on race, religion, creed, or country of origin.
WE SERVE CLIENTS 15-20 DAYS EACH MONTH FOR A TOTAL OF OVER 50 HOURS.
Westford Residents are eligible to recieve a "standard" order of food each week.
Non-Westford Residents are eligible to recieve a "standard" order every other week, no more than two times per month.
**Note: Proof of residency is required to register. Items such as photo ID, drivers license, utility bill with address are all acceptable.**
WE SERVE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES RESIDING IN THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES:
Westford, Chelmsford/North Chelmsford, Lowell, Billerica/North Billerica, Dracut, Groton,Littleton, Tyngsborough
If you live in a different Massachusetts community, you can find similar services through
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.
General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Claro, Director Cameron Senior Center
Alison Christopher, LICSW, Westford Social Worker
Financial Assistance Resources
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance has updates and links to all covid-19 specific unemployment benefits and how to apply. As direction comes from the Federal Government, it will be added, so keep checking this site.
Housing and Homelessness prevention assistance:
www.mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp this has the updated protections offered under new legislation re: housing and prevention of housing loss amidst the Covid-19 crisis.
www.commteam.org/covid-erma this has information on emergency rental and mortgage assistance that is administered through Community Teamwork Inc. CTI Hotline 978-654-5607.
LIHEAP (winter heating assistance):
call Community Teamwork at 978-459-6161 to schedule a phone application appointment or go to https://www.commteam.org/how-we-help/housing-utilities/liheap/ to schedule your appointment online.
SNAP (food assistance), Transitional Assistance (cash benefits) information:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dta-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions this has updated information about qualifying for SNAP and TAFDC and how to apply by phone or DTAconnect while offices are closed.
WESTFORD RESIDENTS….IF you need assistance accessing any of these resources or need support in Westford, call Alison Christopher, LICSW, Social Worker at 978-399-2325.