Grocery stores remain open, with strict social distancing regulations, during this crisis.
Free Meals and Local Resources
Holyoke Public School Grab & Go food program: https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/
Holyoke Boys & Girls Club dinner program: Monday through Friday from 5pm – 630pm.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts: https://www.foodbankwma.org/
Kate’s Kitchen: http://www.provministries.org/locations/kates-kitchen/
Bethlehem Baptist Community Church Meals-to-Go: Thursdays 11:30am-1:00pm
Salvation Army (271 Appleton St):
- Food Pantry M, T, W & Th, 9:30am-12pm
- Baked Goods & Vegetables: Tues & Thurs, 10am-11am
- Meals-to-Go: Thursdays, 2pm-4pm
Massachusetts has developed a Resource Map which includes food banks and distribution sites along with other services available in each community.
The Food Bank of Western MA has been authorized to give out “LYFT codes” for people in Holyoke, Chicopee, or Springfield needing transportation to get food. The codes give you a round trip to a grocery store, farm-stand, or food pantry up to $10 each way. Codes can be obtained through May 16 by calling the Food Bank at 413-387-3849.
Farm Sources and Farm Delivery
Massachusetts Food Delivery is a collaboration of farms which have a wide range of products and produce available for delivery.
The Holyoke Farmer’s market is planning to return in May at Veteran’s park with social distancing measures strictly enforced.
CISA has a listing of other local farms and food sources which remain available to area residents during the pandemic.