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Free Meal Services for Waltham Families

Pandemic EBT (P‐EBT) Program

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 includes a provision called “Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer,” or “P‐EBT.” This provides benefits to families with children who would receive free or reduced‐price school meals, if not for school closures associated with COVID‐19.

Please read more about this important update for families in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole under Community Updates or HERE.

Meals for Students and Food Distribution 

(please click on the sign below for additional important and related information)

We continue to provide support to the Boys and Girls Club for their mid-day food drop-offs at their normal sites.

FREE Grab-and-go meals are available for all students at the following locations and times on Mondays.

Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm Mondays Only starting 3/30/20

  • McDevitt Middle School, 75 Church St, Waltham, MA 02452

Lunch 12:00am-12:30pm Monday - Friday starting 4/6/20
(Cold Lunch Meals)

  • Chesterbrook Gardens Housing: 22 Brookway Road
  • Prospect Hill Housing: 2 Hansen Road

Dinner 5:00pm-5:30pm Monday - Friday starting 4/6/20

  • Gilmore Park, 90 Hall Street, Waltham, MA
  • Prospect Hill Community Center, 42 Hansen Road, Waltham. MA
  • Chesterbrook Gardens, 25 Chester Lane, Waltham, MA

Students will not be allowed to linger or socialize when they pick up their meals. See additional flyers below about meal services for students.


Meal Distribution Maps

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Additional Food Assistance


There are many places in Waltham to get free food- pre-made meals or groceries. Please see our resource guide- this guide is updated daily at: Watch CDC

Hay muchas fuentes para comidas y comestibles gratuitos en Waltham. Consulte nuestra guía de recursos: esta guía se actualiza diariamente en: Watch CDC

Additional Community Support

We are working with organizations across the city to organize grocery donations and drives. It is important that we do this methodically and carefully so as not to exacerbate the spread of the virus. Please click here for information about how you can help from WATCH CDC. Remember: the best way to help is through engaging in social distancing! Thank you for the outpouring of support and willingness to volunteer that we have already received!

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