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Food Access & School Resources

Hockomock Area YMCA Branches

Sites where food is available:

Milford: Monday–Friday
Memorial Elementary School
Grab & Go Meals
8am-10am and 11am-1pm

North Attleboro: Monday–Friday
Community Elementary School
Grab & Go Meals
11:30am-1pm

Family Food Bags at Hockomock Area YMCA Branches:

Wednesdays
Foxboro: 67 Mechanic Street
Franklin: 45 Forge Hill Road
North Attleboro: 300 Elmwood Street


Pull into the driveway at the main entrance of the YMCA. Pop your trunk and a staff member will place in your car.
1-2pm and 5-6pm

A Message From The Y

We are doing our best to serve meals during this time of uncertainty. Our Y is working with school nutrition departments and community partners to ensure that children and families have meals while schools are closed without the need for advanced signup or paperwork.

Schools are closed until April 7th and have been approved by the state for a method of “grab and go” food distribution, coordinated with sponsors like the Hockomock Area YMCA, to serve both breakfast and lunch. A lot of the planning has been done in collaboration with schools and other sponsors to ensure that sites are being opened where they are most needed. Additional distribution of bags of groceries is taking place at the YMCA, where donation boxes are located for those who are able and wish to provide contributions of food and/or grocery gift cards.

Thank you for your support of local families in need. The demand since schools closed on and around March 13th has been overwhelming. Please consider donating nonperishable food items to the collection bins located outside of each of our branches: Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro (available: Monday–Friday 9:00am-6:00pm). For more information on food distribution opportunities, please contact Marykate Bergen at marykateb@hockymca.org. For suggested donation items, click here.

 

If you have any questions regarding monetary donations, please contact Katie Moore at katiem@hockymca.org or call 508-643-5265.

Challenging times often brings out the best in people and please know that our Y is committed to being there for our members, our staff and our community.

https://www.hockymca.org/food-access-during-school-closures/

Food Access: School Districts

Blackstone-Millville Regional School District

Our food service plans are moving forward. Again, on Mondays and Wednesdays, we will be providing breakfast and lunch. On Mondays, we will have food for both Monday and Tuesday.

 

On Wednesdays, for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. At 9:30 am we will be at the Hope Street Bike Path in Millville and Turbesi Park in Blackstone. At 10:45 am we will be at the Blackstone Town Hall. Lastly, we will serve at the middle school around the back of the building at 11:30 am. We will be at each site for one hour. Please bring a shopping bag with you.

We have an email setup for any additional questions that you are not sure where to send at bmrsupport@bmrsd.net. We will continue posting updates via our social media but have created a “one stop shop” Covid-19 page on our District’s website - you can access it by clicking the link below. Over the next few days we will start putting all our information and resources there, and try to limit the many emails people are getting. 

For more information on the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District's response to COVID-19, click here: https://www.bmrsd.net/o/bmrsd/page/covid-19-information--57

Uxbridge School District

The Uxbridge Public Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing breakfast and lunch meals-to-go for students who qualify for Free and Reduced meals during this district-wide school closure.  We recognize that these may be difficult times for families.

Pick up for all school meals will be at our central location at ​TAFT EARLY LEARNING CENTER.​ ​ Distribution will be set up outside the cafeteria doors on the sidewalk.   Families are asked to enter the drive-up/pick-up line and pull up to the curb with the cafeteria doors on your right side. We ask that everyone remain in their vehicles while our staff distributes meals.

 

Meals will be distributed the following days from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm:

  • Monday, April 6th

  • Wednesday, April 8th 

  • Friday, April 10th

**Please click on the School Meal Pick-Up Form to assist us in planning our distribution by indicating the days you would like to pick up. This is not required to receive a meal.**   ​

SCHOOL MEAL PICK-UP FORM

 

We are also partnering with The People First Food Pantry of Uxbridge to provide additional support for families during this time.  Please call the Food Pantry at 508-278-5506 for exclusive distribution times for families of the Uxbridge School District. ​ We are so thankful for our community partners and all they offer to help our families and members of our community.

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Stephanie Barstow, Food Service Director, sbarstow@uxbridge.k12.ma.us, 508-278-8633 x 2215.

For more information on the Uxbridge School District's response to COVID-19, click here: https://www.uxbridgeschools.com/Page/591

Bellingham Public School 

Breakfast and Lunch Service available to anyone under the age of 18 that resides in Bellingham.

 

For more information on the Bellingham School District's response to COVID-19, click here: https://www.bellinghamk12.org/

Blackstone Valley Reg. Voc. Tech.

Students who utilize free and reduced lunch will be contacted by their Guidance Counselor to discuss available meal plan options and other community food resources:

Food Banks & Pantries Are Keeping Our Community Healthy
During these challenging times, many of our families may require access to additional food resources. Listed below are local food banks and pantries that are opening their doors to our communities. 

Many of these organizations are also accepting donations. Give what you can, if you can. We're all in this together!​ 

Project Bread provided information about the food available in the Blackstone Valley. Those interested in using these resources should call ahead first.

Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline: 1–800–645–8333

 

Additional food banks and pantries near your community are available at www.foodpantries.org, which are frequently updated.

For more information on BVT's response to COVID-19, click here: https://www.valleytech.k12.ma.us/.

Bellingham

The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

St. Blaise Church

1158 South Main Street

Bellingham, MA 02019

508–966–1258

Blackstone

Blackstone Millville Food Pantry

48 St. Paul Street

Blackstone, MA 01504

508–883–3542

Millville

Blackstone Millville Food Pantry

48 St. Paul Street

Blackstone, MA 01504

508–883–3542

Uxbridge

People First Food Pantry

19 Douglas Street

Uxbridge, MA 01569

508–278–5506

Northbridge

Northbridge Association of Churches

Senior Center

20 Highland Street

Whitinsville, MA 01588

508–234–4599

Sutton

Sutton Senior Center

19 Hough Road

Sutton, MA 01590

508–234–0703

 

Upton

United Parish

1 Church Street 

Upton, MA 01568

508–529–3192

Douglas 

St. Denis Church

23 Manchaug Street

Douglas, MA 01516

508–476–2002

 

Grafton

The Friends in Grafton, Inc.

Grafton Food Bank

30 Providence Road

Grafton, MA 01519

508–277–4535

Mendon

Blessing Barn Food Pantry

Bethany Assembly of God

15 Cape Road

Mendon, MA 01756

508–478–6603

 

Milford

Daily Bread Food Pantry

21 Exchange Street

Milford, MA 01757

508–478–4225

 

Salvation Army

29 Congress Street

Milford, MA 01757

508–473–0786​

 

Millbury

Friends of Millbury Seniors

1 River Street

Millbury, MA 01527

508–865–9154

Saint Vincent De Paul Society

St. James Church

89 Main Street

South Grafton, MA 01560

508–839–5354

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Mike@mikesoter.com |  ‪(508) 657-4688

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