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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
If you are 16-59 years old, you can sign up and check eligibility by filling the intake form
or by calling Alissa at: 617-625-6600 x4321

Anyone 60 years and older should contact Connie at: 617-625-6600 x2319, 2 business days in advance of the needed ride.

For language support you may contact:  SomerViva at or by calling 311 (617-666-3311).

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

Daily Table is an affordable grocery store located in Central Square, Cambridge. They offer   free delivery within a 2 mile radius. They accept SNAP for both online and in-person shopping.

Check here to see if you live in the delivery radius. See order information here

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 or call Project SOUP (617-776-7687) for more information

Cost: Free

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.

Cost: Free