COVID-19 Update: Contact programs to confirm information.
SNAP Food Assistance: Massachusetts DTA
SNAP benefits are provided by the federal government and administered by DTA.
Food Pantry: Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH)
The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House food services program provides emergency food to over 16,000 individuals and families each year.
Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
Workers can learn how to apply for temporary income through Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance programs by clicking the links on this page.
Employment Services Program: Massachusetts DTA
We offer employment training and education programs offered for Transitional Aid for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) clients.
Meal Program: Faith Kitchen
We distribute free, prepared to-go meals twice each month on the second and last Tuesday evenings.
Virtual: Rian Immigrant Center Phone Consultations
We provide legal services to help people navigate their immigration status, and deliver wellness counselling support, case management, adult education, and career services for immigrants and refugees.
Helpline, Virtual Support Groups, and Resource Navigation: Cambridge Women's Center
We have currently established a helpline for non-gender specific and non-geographic specific emotional support, resource referrals, and navigation support.
Food & Supply Pantry: Cambridge Community Center
The Food & Supply Pantry is open to all on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out.
Nonprofit Programs & Services: Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition
We've compiled a list of Cambridge nonprofits that adjusted their programs to continue operating virtually, remotely, or with additional safety precautions for essential services.
Domestic Violence and Safety Planning Resources: Cambridge Police Department
We've updated our resource guides with the latest information about resources for people at risk or experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and abusive relationships during COVID-19.
Early Childhood Providers: Emergency Assistance Available
Emergency assistance information and resources for early childhood providers in Cambridge.
Free Delivery Service: Cambridge Bicycle Safety
Sign up to receive free deliveries. Our volunteer cyclists will pick up store orders and deliver items to seniors, vulnerable residents, disabled people, and people that live alone.
Free Delivery Service: Helping Hands
We help senior citizens, the immuno-compromised, and people with disabilities or preexisting medical conditions by organizing a volunteer to deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessary supplies.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
We have a new system for unemployment assistance during the pandemic for people unable to work due to a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.
Emergency Meals Program: Cambridge Public Schools
Every weekday, Cambridge Public Schools will be packing and distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches to locations throughout the city.
Low-Cost Internet & Phone Services
This list contains several programs that provide low-cost or free internet and phone services to low-income households and individuals, including the Lifeline Program and Comcast Internet Essentials.
Emergency Child Care: Massachusetts EEC
Those who are "Essential Workforce" may qualify for emergency child care during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Cambridge Community Food Line
We are a food delivery service for Cambridge residents delivering weekly bags of produce and shelf-stable food to those eligible (high risk of food insecurity).
Seniors Special Grocery Store Hours
Some grocery stores have special hours for people over the age of 60.
Mental Health Resources: Cambridge Public Schools
This is a list of resources and recommendations for families needing mental health services during school closures.
Help Line Questions for Seniors: Council on Aging
This is a telephone line for general questions about senior adult services in Cambridge.
Cambridge Housing Resources
The City of Cambridge can help address concerns and questions about housing resources, tenants, homeowners, landlords and property management companies, and court-related information.
Cambridge Businesses: Resources & Questions
The City of Cambridge frequently updates information about businesses including closures, local and state announcements, financial resources, small business supports and other information.
Businesses List and Information: City of Cambridge
The City of Cambridge frequently updates information about businesses including a list of which businesses are opened, closed, and what services they offer, including the sale of groceries.
Meals Program: The Friday Café
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be providing bagged lunches on the lawn once each week.