Cambridge Community Food Line Update
As Cambridge follows the state’s reopening guidelines, many local food pantries will resume operation by July 1, 2020. In anticipation of this, the City and Food for Free will merge the Cambridge Community Food Line with Food for Free’s Home Delivery Program. This merge will ensure that Cambridge’s most vulnerable residents have access to a long-term, sustainable food delivery system.
The program transition will occur during the month of June, with final Community Food Line deliveries the week of June 22nd, and the first week of Food for Free’s Home Delivery Program beginning the week of June 29th.
Cambridge residents who are over 60, immunocompromised, or have a disability and do not have a friend or relative that can go to a food pantry on their behalf, should call 617-349-9155 by Monday, June 8th to apply for Food for Free’s Home Delivery Program.
Those currently enrolled in the Community Food Line have received robocalls and multilingual flyers alerting them to the program merge and providing information about how to enroll in the Home Delivery Program. The Cambridge Council on Aging is also contacting every senior participating in the Community Food Line to let them know about their options and assist them in signing up for the Home Delivery Program as needed.
- Week of May 25, 2020: Outreach to current Community Food Line participants, alerting them to program merge with Food for Free’s Home Delivery Program
- Monday, June 8, 2020: Deadline for Community Food Line participants to enroll in Food for Free’s Home Delivery Program
- Week of June 22, 2020: Last week of Cambridge Community Food Line deliveries
- Week of June 29, 2020: First week of Home Delivery Program deliveries.
Food assistance questions can be directed to the Cambridge Community Food Line (617-349-9155) through Friday, June 26, 2020. City staff will connect callers with local food pantries or food assistance programs depending on their specific needs.
For more information about Food for Free’s Home Delivery Program, visit foodforfree.org/home-delivery