COVID-19 Community Resources

This is a list of community resources available for those living in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, and will be continually updated. It has last been updated on 10/27/20. Please email Alicia Brisson with updated information.

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Brighton/Allston

ResourceDetails
Health Collaborative ResourcesAllston Brighton Health Collaborative Resource List.
Fuel AssistanceIndividuals struggling to pay for heating during the winter months can apply for LIHEAP Fuel Assistance.
Food AccessCity of Boston has a food resource map for all Boston neighborhoods.
Food AccessAnyone who has lost their job can apply for SNAP benefits during COVID-19. Access the SNAP online application here.
Food AccessThe Allston Brighton NOC Food Pantry is open for food pickup on Mondays 11AM-4PM, Wednesdays 10AM-4PM, Thursdays 10AM-2PM, and Fridays 10AM-4PM.
Worker Relief FundAllston and Brighton Main Streets Worker Relief Fund will provide grants of $250 to Brighton workers to cover bills.
Senior-Specific Seniors can call 311 for senior needs and resources. The Veronica Smith Senior Center is now closed.
Senior-Specific Senior grab and go food sites listed here.
Senior-SpecificThe Allston-Brighton Health Collaborative and Commonwheels Bicycle Collective have partnered to pick up and deliver items by bike to Allston Brighton folks who can’t get to them. Sign up here to volunteer to make a delivery! If you are a senior in need of help, or know someone who is need of assistance, please contact Anna Leslie at anna.leslie@abhealthcollab.org.
Senior-SpecificFriendshipWorks is continuing to connect isolated elders with volunteers. However, instead of in person matches, they will be telefriends. Contact Kara Jeter at 617-823-7050 or kjeter@fw4elders.org if you know an older adult who may feel isolated or to volunteer to make a weekly phone call to an older adult.
Senior- Specific Stop and Shop is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping hours between 6AM-7:30AM everyday.
Senior-Specific Whole Foods is opening one hour earlier than the store’s regular business hours for individuals 60+ before opening to the general public everyday.
Senior-SpecificStar Market is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7AM-9AM.
Volunteer OpportunityCity of Boston Material Distribution Sign up
Donation OpportunitySupport AB residents by donating to the Charles River Community Health Center and specifying for funds to be spent on grocery store gift-cards so patients can access healthy food.
Brighton Allston Community CalendarCalendar is being updated daily with changes, cancellations, and alterations.
Pet FoodMSPCA is partnering with local food pantries to provide pet food and supplies to needy pet-owning homes.
Behavioral HealthCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts

Fenway

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Fenway Cares ResourcesFenway Cares Resource List
Councilor Bok ResourcesKenzie Bok Fenway/Back Bay Resource List
Fuel AssistanceIndividuals struggling to pay for heating during the winter months can apply for LIHEAP Fuel Assistance.
Food AccessCity of Boston has a food resource map for all Boston neighborhoods.
Food AccessBoston Temple Food Pantry (105 Jersey Street), Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-5pm
Food AccessAnyone who has lost their job can apply for SNAP benefits during COVID-19. Access the SNAP online application here.
Senior-SpecificOperation PEACE Senior Center has been closed for all in-person programming for the indefinite future.
Senior-SpecificSenior grab and go food sites listed here.
Senior-SpecificStop and Shop is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping hours between 6AM-7:30AM everyday.
Senior-SpecificWhole Foods is opening one hour earlier than the store’s regular business hours for individuals 60+ before opening to the general public everyday.
Senior-SpecificTarget is reserving the first hour of shopping on Wednesdays for senior and vulnerable-population only shopping.
Senior-SpecificStar Market is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7AM-9AM.
Volunteer OpportunityFenway Cares (Fenway Specific) Sign Up
Volunteer OpportunityCity of Boston Material Distribution Sign up
Pet FoodMSPCA is partnering with local food pantries to provide pet food and supplies to needy pet-owning homes.
Behavioral HealthCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts
COVID-19 Testing FacilityFenway Health is offering COVID-19 testing for community members. Though you do not need to be a patient of Fenway Health to get tested, testing requires an appointment and short pre-screening.

Back Bay

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NABB Resource ListNeighborhood Association of Back Bay Resource List
Fuel AssistanceIndividuals struggling to pay for heating during the winter months can apply for LIHEAP Fuel Assistance.
Food AccessAnyone who has lost their job can apply for SNAP benefits during COVID-19. Access the SNAP online application here.
Pet FoodMSPCA is partnering with local food pantries to provide pet food and supplies to needy pet-owning homes.
Behavioral HealthCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts

Watertown

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Fuel AssistanceIndividuals struggling to pay for heating during the winter months can apply for LIHEAP Fuel Assistance.
Food AccessThe Watertown Food Pantry will be open on Tuesdays from 10AM-2PM.
Food AccessAnyone who has lost their job can apply for SNAP benefits during COVID-19. Access the SNAP online application here.
Watertown Mutual AidWatertown Mutual Aid is a volunteer program for Watertown residents to both receive aid and volunteer to help others in the community.
Senior-SpecificThe Watertown Senior Center is closed for all in-person programs and services but is offering phone consultations and support to seniors. Contact the Watertown Senior Center at 617-972-6490.
Senior-SpecificStop and Shop is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping hours between 6AM-7:30AM everyday.
Senior-SpecificTarget is reserving the first hour of shopping on Wednesdays for senior and vulnerable-population only shopping.
Senior-SpecificStar Market is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7AM-9AM.
Volunteer OpportunitySpringwell is seeking home-delivered meal driver. Sign up to volunteer here.
Pet FoodMSPCA is partnering with local food pantries to provide pet food and supplies to needy pet-owning homes.
Behavioral HealthCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts

Belmont

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Fuel AssistanceIndividuals struggling to pay for heating during the winter months can apply for LIHEAP Fuel Assistance.
Food AccessBelmont Food Pantry will be open Saturday May 16, June 4 and June 20 from 8:30AM-10AM for food pickup.
Food AccessBelmont Helps provides volunteers to do food shopping for those who cannot leave their home, and helping to pay for groceries for those who cannot afford to pay at this time.
Food AccessBelmont Public Schools is providing meal kit drive-thru for Belmont families. Families can drive through to pick up these meals at 7:30AM and 9:30AM at the Belmont High School Loading Dock (221 Concord Avenue). Families can come pick up food on the day that correlates to their oldest child’s last name.
MONDAYS: Last name starting with A – F
TUESDAYS: Last name starting with G – K
WEDNESDAYS: Last name starting with L – P
THURSDAYS: Last name starting with Q – U
FRIDAYS: Last name starting with V – Z
Food AccessAnyone who has lost their job can apply for SNAP benefits during COVID-19. Access the SNAP online application here.
Rental AssistanceThe Belmont Housing Trust is offering rental assistance for individuals affected by COVID-19.
Senior-SpecificThe Beech Street Senior Center has stopped programming but is offering essential services to seniors: transportation, grab and go meal service, and social work over the phone. Contact the Beech Street Senior Center at (617) 993-2970.
Senior-SpecificWhole Foods is opening one hour earlier than the store’s regular business hours for individuals 60+ before opening to the general public everyday.
Senior-SpecificStar Market is offering senior and vulnerable-population only shopping on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7AM-9AM.
Belmont HelpsBelmont Helps provides food resources, a phone number for technical support, translation services, companionship, and mask distribution.
Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance ProgramIn response to the loss of income to Belmont households due to COVID-19, the Belmont Housing Trust has created an Emergency Rental Assistance Program using Community Preservation Act funds. The program is temporary in nature, and funding is limited. Applications are being accepted through November 10th. For more information, visit the Town of Belmont website or email Merkeisha@MetroWestCD.org
Volunteer OpportunityBelmont Helps Sign Up
Support Local BusinessesBe With Belmont
Pet FoodMSPCA is partnering with local food pantries to provide pet food and supplies to needy pet-owning homes.
Behavioral HealthCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer OpportunityDetails
Front Line Healthcare Workers SupportDonate to provide meals to health care workers during Covid-19 through Off The Plate.
Donate BloodSign up to donate blood through the Red Cross.
Boston Resiliency FundDonate to the Boston Resiliency Fund to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support to first responders and healthcare workers in the City of Boston.
Food SecurityDonate to the Greater Boston Food Bank to provide food to food insecure individuals during Covid-19.
Pet FoodDonate pet supplies through MSPCA to go to needy pet-owning homes in Boston and the greater Boston area.
Behavioral HealthCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts

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