The Child Nutrition Outreach Program has been gracious enough to comprise a complete list of locations for families to access meals for children who may have received free breakfast or lunch at school while classes were in session. School closure meal information is vital to these families in order to continue food assistance during this difficult time due to COVID-19 outbreak. Many schools and community partners have prepared to make meals available to students while school is closed.

The following list of SouthCoast cities and towns providing meal assistance was taken from You can see the full list of Massachusetts locations HERE. Please be aware that plans are continuously changing, so continue checking back if you do not find any meals for your community. This list is in alphabetical order.


Dartmouth Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch at Quinn Elementary School from 11 am to 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All children 18 and under can pick up meals. No ID needed, but the child must be present. 


Fairhaven Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday. “Grab and Go” meals during our district closure to any Fairhaven school-age child in need of lunch.  Each boxed “Grab and Go” meal contains (1) lunch and (1) breakfast for the next morning.

Fall River

Fall River Public Schools will provide grab-n-go meals for city youth ages 18 and under on weekdays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Bags will include lunch and dinner for that day as well as a breakfast for the following morning:

  • Starting Friday, March 20 - Lafayette Park and Griffin Park
  • Starting Monday, March 23 - Maplewood Park and Heritage Heights, Morton Middle School (use cafeteria entrance)

Catholic Community of Central Fall River will provide meals to anyone in need. Curbside drive-through pick-up is available at Good Shepherd Parish Hall from 4 to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesday.

New Bedford

Alma Del Mar Charter School will provide lunch and a snack for students of that school only from 10 to 11 am at both campuses.

New Bedford Public Schools will provide lunch and breakfast from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Free meals available for children of the New Bedford Public School System 18 years and younger (children must be present). Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School, Hayden- McFadden Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, Carney Academy Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Keith Middle School, Campbell Elementary School


Taunton Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch at various locations, times, and some include a drive-thru.

  • Paul Bunker - Breakfast from 8 to 8:25, Lunch from 11:25 to 11:50
  • Highland Hills and Bristol Commons - Breakfast from 8:35 to 9, Lunch from 12 to 12:25
  • Parker Middle School, Mulcahey Elementary, Hopewell Elementary, and Martin Middle School - Breakfast from 8 - 8:30, Lunch from 12 to 12:45, Drive-thru location

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South will provide dinner from 4:30 to 5:30 pm from Monday through Friday at the Taunton Club House. “Please note that our Nutrition staff must closely follow federal guidelines that require youth to be present to receive their meals. Also, per federal guidelines, we cannot give out meals to adults. To reiterate, families will only receive one dinner per child (18 and under) who is present at the time of pick up. The meals cannot be given to you if your child is not present in the car. We cannot give out extra meals for adult family members. We thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure we have enough meals for every child who needs them.”


Wareham Public Schools to provide breakfast and lunch grab & go bags from 9:30 to 11 am at the following locations:

  • Wareham Middle School
  • Bandshell at Onset
  • Gleason Family YMCA
  • Woods at Wareham
  • Cranberry Highway lot next to Gold World
  • Brandy Hill
  • Shangri La Playground
  • Decas Elementary School drop off
  • West Wareham School parking lot
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