Connecting those in need with food resources
Grub to Give was established as an online resource for those who require access to food for students currently in school (K-12) as well as newborns – 5 years of age on the South Coast of Massachusetts.
Suggested best practices: Please consider calling ahead to the restaurants & food establishments to see if they offer curbside pickup. Also consider paying over the phone or online when supporting these businesses.
Over the next several weeks we will be adding restaurants looking to participate or who are already actively participating in order to create an easy access opportunity for those whose children are in need of a meal.
COVID-19 has greatly impacted every part of our community including those that struggle against hunger. Across our South Coast many restaurants and food establishments have offered to help offset those impacted, despite their own personal struggles to remain in business without their regular foot traffic.
This site aims to pool the wonderful resources of our South Coast restaurants and food establishments and connect them with those that need it the most.
Do you own or operate a restaurant and wish to participate?
Are you, a family member, or a friend in need of a meal for a child?
Below is a list of known restaurants participating in a free or discounted meal in the South Coast.
Local Food Pantries & School Provided Food Options:
For families with school aged children, New Bedford Public Schools has set up Grab & Go meals sites from 11am -1 pm Monday through Friday. These sites are Alfred J. Gomes Elementary, Campbell Elementary, Carney Academy, Hayden-McFadden Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Keith Middle, and Roosevelt Middle
At Dartmouth Public Schools ALL children under 18 can receive meals – two breakfast and lunches will be provided to take home. No ID or proof of school enrollment is required, but the child must be present. Families will be able to drive through to pick up meals –
Location: Quinn Elementary School, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00am-1:00 pm.
Local pantries open to individuals and families:
Catholic Social Services:
238 Bonney St New Bedford open Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 12pm
PACE Food Pantry:
161 William St New Bedford open Monday- Friday 10am-2 pm
Salvation Army New Bedford:
619 Purchase St New Bedford is by appt only – call 508-997-6561
Sister Rose Soup Kitchen:
75 Division St New Bedford open Monday – Friday 11am – 1pm
One free kids meal per child. Offer valid dine-in or take out only.
Brothers has asked, if you or someone you know is in need, please feel free to privately reach out to Brothers Artisanal and they will provide a meal for your child.
Kids eat free
Free slice of pizza to any child / student
Free delivery from Freestone’s City Grill, Not Your Average Joe’s, The Black Whale and Cafe Bon. They also offer contact-free delivery options, just leave a note in the driver comments section at check out.
1 free slice of pizza per day to any child aged 12 and under between the hours of 11AM and 1PM, Monday through Friday, so long as New Bedford schools remain closed. Your child must be present with you to receive the free pizza.
Kids eat free
Stop in anytime from 11a-3p for a free slice of pizza no questions asked (Seekonk Location Only)
Will help feed children in the community in need of a lunch. Come in Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids eat free special Monday through Friday from our kids menu
One (1) free kids meal will be provided per child per day, offer valid in-store only – cannot be pre-ordered. No cash value, valid at participating locations.
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Low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet (normally $9.95) and is raising the speed of that program to 25/3 Mbps. In addition, XFinity WiFi will be free for everyone, including non-Xfinity subscribers. Comcast will also not be disconnecting internet or assessing late fees for customers who contact the company.
Additional resources for entrepreneurs and small/medium businesses (SMBs) https://eforall.org/covid-19-entrepreneur-resource-list/
50% discount for any parents who need to relocate their college student from campus, please contact their office at 508-996-2562.
Questions, Inquiries, Comments
This site and idea is powered by The Franchise Group (TFG) – a creative, strategic marketing and production agency based in the South Coast of Massachusetts. TFG operates under the belief that if we all work to raise each other up, we lift up our community too. Stay healthy, positive and continue to help when and where you safely can.