312 Cherry St.

Gloucester, MA 01930

Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON.

All children ages 18 and under, regardless of their Free/Reduced/Full Pay status will receive a FREE complete nutritious bagged lunch. The meals are prepared under the same strict nutrition and food safety guidelines that are followed every day in our school kitchens. Meals may not be consumed at the Pick-Up Station" limiting participants' interaction and proximity to other participants.

 If the Gloucester location is not convenient for your family, families may access

Project Bread's Food Source


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM7: 00 PM

Saturdays from 10:00 AM 2:00 PM.

(Project Bread is a division of the state's Child Nutrition Program)

This hotline will have the most up-to-date information throughout the state of where to get free meals during this unprecedented time.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out.

This was provided by Manchester-Essex Regional High School Principal Patricia Puglisi to families and students in Manchester and Essex in a letter home on March 16.  The resource supports distance learning that will be implemented through March 27 in the district's closure to help stem spread of the COVID-19 virus in Massachusetts.