COVID-19 Resources

Here are some resources we hope will be useful during these difficult times.

Please keep an eye on your inboxes for daily emails from the Family Support Center providing more information, resources, and online activities.

Apply for MassHealth– Information on how to apply for MassHealth.

COVID-19 and MassHealth– Resources and information related to coronavirus and MassHealth applicants, members, and providers.

Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps)– Information on how to apply for SNAP benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits– Information on how to apply for unemployment benefits.

CARES Act FAQ– FAQ on the Federal Coronavirus Relief Law also known as the CARES Act. COVID-19 Updates– Updates provided by

United Way Massachusetts COVID-19 Family Support Fund

Apply for Comcast Internet Essentials – Comcast’s low-income package to help families stay connected in these difficult times.

Information on Comcast Xfinity Hotspots – Comcast is offering free access to wi-fi hotspots. Click on the link to find hotspots near you.

Mayo Clinic – COVID-19 Updates provided by Mayo Clinic.

COVID-19 and your mental health – Coping techniques and self-care strategies provided by Mayo Clinic.

Grocery Delivery Services – Information on several grocery delivery services to help you limit your exposure.

All Saint’s Food Pantry Haverhill, MA   01832 978-372-7721
Bread & Roses Lawrence, MA   01841 978-681-8768
CAI Amesbury Center Amesbury, MA   01913 978-388-2570
Calvary Baptist Church Haverhill, MA   01832 978-373-6466
Catholic Charities Lowell Food Pantry Lowell, MA   01852 978-452-1421
Catholic Charities Open Hand 15 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill 978-372-2828
Chelmsford Council On Aging 75 Groton Road 978-251-0533
Christian Church Salvation Food Pantry 15 Lowell Boulevard 978-397-5768
Church of Christ Seabrook, NH   03874 603-474-2660
Community Action Haverhill, MA   01832 978-373-1971
Community Action Drop-In Center Haverhill, MA   01832 978-521-4350
Community Service of Newburyport Newburyport, MA   01950 978-465-7562
Danville Food Pantry Danville, NH   03819 603-382-8253
Exeter Congregational Church Food Pantry Exeter, NH   03833 603-772-4216
First Baptist Church Hampton, NH   03842 603-926-3200
First Baptist Church of Hampton Food Pantry Hampton, NH   03842 603-926-3200
First Church Congregational Boxford Food Pantry Boxford, MA   01921 978-887-5841
First Church Congregational Methuen Methuen, MA   01844 978-687-1240
Food for the World, Inc. 516 Essex Street 978-683-9949
Food for the World/Saint Alfio’s Villa Lawrence, MA   01841 978-683-9949
Free Methodist Church Pantry Lawrence, MA   01841 978-683-9949
Hampton Food Pantry Hampton, NH   03842 603-926-5948
Hobbs House Help Center Hampton, NH   03842 603-926-4936
Kingston Food Pantry Kingston, NH   03848 603-642-9971
Lazarus House, Inc. Lawrence, MA   01842 978-689-8575
Mary Mother of the Church Food Pantry Kingston, NH   03848 603-382-6566
Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities Lowell, MA   01852 978-454-9946
Merrimack Valley Food Bank Lawrence, MA 978-454-7272
Mt. Washington Alliance Haverhill, MA   01832 978-373-1971
Neighbors in Need 60 Island St.  Suite #216 978-685-8321
New Hampton Community Church New Hampton, NH   03256 603-744-8252
Newton Food Pantry Newton, NH 603-382-0398
Open Pantry of Greater Lowell 13 Hurd Street 978-453-6693
Our Neighbors’ Table Amesbury, MA   01913 978-388-1907
Plaistow Town Office Plaistow, NH   03865 603-382-8469
Sacred Hearts Parish Haverhill, MA   01832 978-373-1281
Sacred Hearts Pastoral Center Bradford, MA   01835 978-373-1281
Saint James Parish Haverhill, MA   01832 978-372-8537
Salvation Army Church Haverhill, MA   01832 978-420-4192
Salvation Army Food Pantry – Hampton Hampton, NH   03842 603-929-1729
Seabrook Church of Christ Food Pantry Seabrook, NH   03874 603-474-2660
Seacoast Community Action Food Pantry Seabrook, NH   03874 603-474-3507
Somebody Cares New England 358 Washington St., Haverhill 978-912-7626
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Methuen, MA   01844 978-689-0463
St. Martha’s Food Pantry Lawrence, MA 978-332-5013
St. Vincent de Paul Community Assistance Ctr Exeter, NH   03833 603-772-9922
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Hampton, NH   03842 603-929-4427
The North Parish of North Andover Unitarian No. Andover, MA   01845 978-687-7948
United Methodist Church Food Pantry Hampton, NH   03842 603-926-2702

HEATLINE at 1-800-632-8175 (voice/TTY)
Call the Cold Relief Heatline,  to find out where to apply for Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Weatherization (WAP), and the Heating System Repair and Replacement Program (HEATWAP).

Fuel Assistance also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a government program to help low-income families and individuals pay their heating bills during the winter. Community Action Inc., 3 Washington Square, Haverhill, MA 01830 – (978) 373-1971.

The Good Neighbor Energy Fund operated by your local Salvation Army Office, is for those with limited income that are not eligible for fuel assistance. Your immigration status does not matter for this program. You may apply by directly contacting your local Salvation Army Service Center.

Phone: 800-334-3047.

Mass 2-1-1 is an Information resource for finding help in paying heating bills. Just dial 2-1-1 for assistance. Available 24/7.

Project Bread Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333

Serve New England (food co-op): 1-888-742-7363

Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen, Lawrence, MA: 978-681-8768

Cor Unum Meal Center, Lawrence, MA: 978-688-8900

Lazarus House & Good Shepherd Center, Lawrence, MA: 978-682-2227

Neighbors in Need Food Pantries, Lawrence, Methuen and Andover, MA: 978-685-8321

Salvation Army, Lawrence Corps, MA: 978-682-8038

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Inc.: 978-691-5646

Community Action Inc, Greater Amesbury, MA: 978-388-2570

Our Neighbor’s Table, Amesbury, MA: 978-388-1907

Pettingill House, Salisbury, MA: 978-463-8801

Salvation Army, Newburyport Corp, MA: 978-465-0883

All Saints Parish Food Pantry, Haverhill, MA: 978-372-7721

Calvary’s Kitchen, Haverhill, MA: 978-360-0337 or 978-373-6466

Open Hand Pantry, Haverhill, MA: 978-372-2828

Salvation Army of Haverhill, MA: 978-374-7571

St. Vincent de Paul Society, North Andover, MA: 978-686-4050


Neighbors in Need Food Pantries

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 447, Lawrence, MA 01842

Main Office location: 60 Island Street, Suite 214-East, Lawrence, MA 01841 (978) 685-8321

Neighbors in Need has Food Pantries in Lawrence, Methuen and Andover.

Tuesday Food Pantries

  • 8:30-9:30 am So. Congregational/Iglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia Jerusalen, 198 South Broadway, Lawrence
  • 10-11 am Christ United Methodist Church, 207 Haverhill Street, Lawrence
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Methuen Public School Family Resource Center, 10 Ditson Place, Methuen


Wednesday Food Pantries

  • 8:30-9:30 am Ministerio Apostolico Jesucristo es el Senor, 96 East Haverhill Street, Lawrence
  • 10-11 am Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc 141 Tenney Street, Methuen

Thursday Food Pantries

  • 8:30-9:30 am Inglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia, 297 S. Union St., Lawrence
  • 10-11 am Boys and Girls Club, 136 Water Street, Lawrence
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm Andover Senior Center Four Seasons, Room 30, Whittier Court, Andover

Friday Food Pantries

  • 8:30-9:30 am Third Baptist Church, 22 Warren Street, Lawrence

What to expect

  • Food is available to all who request it without judgment or needs-assessment at the above times and locations.
  • Please get in line when you come to the pantry – there will be food enough for everyone.
  • Your first time at the pantry, volunteers will help you fill out an intake form.
  • Please bring your own bags with you to carry home your groceries.
  • Please limit your visits to once each week.

Neighbors in Need pantries are closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day and the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • In cases of inclement weather, Neighbors in Need Food Pantries close when Lawrence

Public Schools are closed.

Staying in this for the long haul is essential.

Resources are available – Follow these links!


The proliferation of information is one more challenge among many at this time.  Here are some sites that have collected valuable resources in one place.

1.  Resources for Nonprofits on the frontlines.

2.  Resources for Individuals and Families:

  • The Massachusetts Covid-19 information hotline, 2-1-1 (see this website, which also has a live chat function) has expanded to serve Spanish-speaking clients via text.  The website has information in 13 languages and the help line has translation available for over 150 languages.
  • United Way put together a page to support families with links to help access emergency food, emergency child care, tele-health and other essentials.  The page also has additional stay-at-home activities to help parents with children.
  • United Way is also raising funds to provide direct support to families in need.  See this page ( and get more information on the Covid-19 Family Support Fund by contacting
  • Several cities have established their own relief funds to provide direct supports to impacted individuals and families.  See these links for the City of Lynn and Cape Ann.


Virtual Classes – A variety of Zoom classes offered by Riverside, LifeLinks, and Bridgewell. – Individual study packets, educational games, and more offered by

LiveScience– Lessons, games, science experiments, live demonstrations, virtual tours, and more.

Online Events and Activities – A variety of events and activities for kids at home (All times listed in Pacific Time)

Easy-to-Use Calming Strategies for Individuals with Autism – YouTube video with calming strategies demonstrated by Ryan Judd, MA, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist.

A Principal’s List of Things to Do During COVID Closures

Relief Packs – Activity packets offered by Have Fun Teaching

Amazon Prime Free Kids’ Shows and Movies – Amazon is offering free shows and movies.

Social Distancing Activities – Social distancing activities to try at home.

Virtual Resources – A list of virtual resources provided by LifeLinks.

Lunch Doodles – Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems and the Kennedy Center

‘Frozen’ Star Reads Stories for Kids – The voice actor for Olaf in Disney’s ‘Frozen’ reads stories for kids on Twitter

Progressive Muscle Relaxation For Kids

Meditation for Kids

Belly Breathing Song with Esme and Roy

Nursery Rhymes

Cassidy CarterCOVID-19 Resources