MA Food Resources
MA SNAP benefits site– here you can find an online screening tool to determine if you are eligible, applications, and many resources about rules
Project BREAD Food Source Hotline- if you live in Massachusetts, call 1-800-645-8333 on Mon-Fri from 8am-7pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. They will help you find all the resources available to you! They can assist with SNAP applications, help you find food pantries or meal programs, and more.
The Open Door Food Pantry– an excellent North Shore resource serving the following towns: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ipswich, Hamilton, Wenham, Rowley, Boxford, Topsfield. They also have a listing of other North Shore resources!
Merrimack Valley Food Bank– list of member agencies across the North Shore
Training, Education and Research
BPL Online Resources– any MA resident can apply for a library card or e-card, and have access to not only free ebooks and audiobooks, but academic databases, business classes, language learning, art archives, music databases, Hoopla streaming media, Headspace guided meditations, movies, documentaries, a dance video database, videos of both theatre and opera, and more.