735 Broadway Street
Lowell MA 1854
Phone: (978) 454-7272
Hotline: (978) 454-1717
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank (MVFB) is a community-supported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry. It is one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, day and residential programs that in turn, serve individuals and families.
Programs & Services
1) Food Distribution Program operates a food distribution center where member agencies select nutritious, ethnically appropriate food two days a week to be distributed to low-income individuals and families. Food is donated by food manufacturers, distributors, supermarkets, local farmers, and the community.
2) Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) distributes food purchased by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to member agencies serving low-income individuals and families.
3) Emergency Food Assistance Program (USDA/TEFAP) distributes food purchased by the federal government to qualified member agencies serving low-income individuals and families. The USDA program provides large quantities of nutritious food through the federal government