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.

Don’t see your restaurant? Please submit in our form under “Add My Offer” and we’ll do our best to add you to the list within 48 hours. Scroll down to see the restaurants.
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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

More info can be found on the United Way of Greater New Bedford’s website ›

Brigham's Corner
Brigham’s Corner
1 Brigham Street New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

One free kids meal per child. Offer valid dine-in or take out only.

Brothers Artisanal
11 William St., New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

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.

Fall River Grill
363 2nd St. Fall River, Massachusetts 02721

Kids eat free

G And S Pizza
G & S Pizza
2840 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745

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.

85 Rockdale Ave New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

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.

Max’s Dartmouth
405 State Rd. (Route 6) Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747

Kids eat free

Papa Johns
Papa John’s Pizza - Seekonk
120 Highland Avenue Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771

Stop in anytime from 11a-3p for a free slice of pizza no questions asked (Seekonk Location Only)

Tequila Lime Cantina
197 Bank St. Fall River, Massachusetts 02720

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.

The Phoenix Restaurant
The Phoenix Restaurant
140 Huttleston Ave Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719

Kids eat free special Monday through Friday from our kids menu

Wings Over New Bedford
Wings Over New Bedford
972 Kempton Street New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

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.

Add My Offer

Please fill out the form with the highest quality logo, and all information requested and we will do our best to add your restaurant within 48 hours. Thank you for your participation.

Additional Aid

Not a restaurant or food establishment, but doing your part to create change in the community? This is where we feature you and provide additional information on other businesses looking to make a positive impact.
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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)

W&W Moving and Storage
W&W Moving and Storage

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

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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.