Get to Food or Get Food to You
Do you have trouble getting to or home from grocery stores, food pantries, or other food sources?
Click below or scroll to learn about transportation to food or free/low-cost delivery options.
Get Transport to Food
City of Somerville Taxi to Health Program
The City of Somerville is providing vouchers for free taxi rides to grocery stores and food pantries in Somerville, and to non-emergency medical appointments in Somerville and surrounding areas. You are eligible for the free taxi rides if:
- you are a Somerville resident
- you rely on public transit
- you have a limited income
Anyone 60 years and older should contact Connie at: 617-625-6600 x2319, 2 business days in advance of the needed ride.
Transport for Older Adults and Those with Disabilities
Are you 60 or older, or living with a disability?
- Door2Door provides shuttles to grocery stores. You are assigned a day based on your address. Contact them to register: 617-625-1911.
- Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services Home Care recipients are eligible for transportation to food. To be eligible, you must be experiencing difficulty living independently. Contact SCES to learn more: 617-628-2601
Healthcare Based Transportation
While healthcare providers and health insurance companies do not provide transport to food, they sometimes provide transportation to medical care so you can save your vouchers or money to get to food. Ask your doctor if you may be eligible for PT1 or other transportation support.
Somerville Food Delivery Options
Programs open to all:
Daily Table Affordable Grocery Delivery
Programs with eligibility requirements:
Meals on Wheels
What: Prepared meals offered by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES)
Who: Older adults (60+) living in Somerville or Cambridge
Contact: SCES Aging Information, 617-628-2601
Cost: Free for low-income older adults. *Those with higher income pay an affordable rate.
Project SOUP Home Delivery
What: Grocery delivery 1-2 times per month from Project SOUP
Who: Homebound households with limited access to other food resources
*Project SOUP may be able to still offer delivery. Reach out to learn more!
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Project SOUP (617-776-7687) for more information
What: Prepared meals offered by local non-profit Community Servings
Who: Those with qualifying medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, or cancer, among others. Contact 617-533-7777 for a full list or for help applying.
Contact: Apply here. You will need verification from your medical provider.