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Food and Groceries

LifePath Food Resources:

  • Meals on Wheels: We continue to deliver Meals on Wheels and have offered extra meals to all Meals on Wheels participants to stockpile in case of a service interruption. We are following the strict sanitation guidelines put forth by the CDC to minimize risk. We have experienced a surge in new Meals on Wheels consumers. 
  • Grab and Go and Congregate Meals: While some meal sites are closed due to COVID, many are offering Grab and Go or Congregate meals.
  • Grocery Shopping and Delivery: LifePath is offering volunteer grocery shopping and delivery in Franklin County and the North Quabbin areas for people over age 60 or people with physical illnesses or disabilities or people who are immunocompromised.
  • Grocery Gift Cards: LifePath is able to provide grocery gift cards to individuals with a need, until the supply is exhausted.

Please call LifePath at 413-773-5555, 978-544-2259, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in any of the above services.

Local Grocery Stores with Special Hours for Elders or Pickup Options

Other Food/Grocery Resources

  • Stone Soup Café has added food delivery! Simply complete the online form and someone will arrive Saturday afternoons to drop off the meals for you and your family. All completely free! Each week Chef Kirsten creates a fresh and healthy meal with donations from local farms and sources and creates a themed meal, from soup to dessert! You will have an amazing, fresh feast delivered right to your door, completely free of charge. (Feel free to tip in SMILES.) They also have a phone line that will take orders: 413-422-0020. Orders open on Wednesday morning (open now) and close at midnight on Friday.

  • Franklin County Food Access Resource List

  • Support our local working farms while nourishing yourself and your family.

  • The Neighbor to Neighbor Project will not only deliver food to people who are unable to leave their homes, but also provide rides to medical appointments, walk dogs, pick up children’s school lunches from school sites, and other things as they come up. For more information about Neighbor to Neighbor and how you might use this service or help out, e-mail Sarah Kanabay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 413-325-4625.

  • Bread of Life Kitchen (Northfield) is currently closed due to COVID-19, however, due to the current circumstances, they are now offering a grocery bag distribution every Saturday at Beacon Field (61 Beacon Street in Greenfield) from 10 a.m. till whenever they run out. This is a volunteer service and is free and open to anyone. First come first served. 9:30 a.m. is the earliest time to arrive. Anyone who comes before 9:30 a.m. will be asked to go to the end of the line. Drive up with your trunk open and the volunteers will place the grocery bag(s) in the trunk. Currently they are handing out 2 grocery bags per family but this may change without notice to 1 grocery bag per family. Currently the grocery bags have frozen meat, fresh fruit and shelf stable food: rice, beans, and soup however this too is subject to change. If someone is homebound and they do not have anyone that can pick up the grocery bag(s) for them, they can call 413- 498-5065 to make arrangements to receive a delivery anywhere in Franklin County.

  • PeaPod by Stop & Shop
  • Instacart (option for Worcester area)