In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Food Access (OFA) and the City of Boston Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the Boston Public Health Commission developed a Community Food Resources List and Map.
The map which resembles a tourist map, displays free, low-cost, and emergency food outlets including: food pantries and meals sites, affordable fresh fruit and vegetable sources (Fair Foods and Fresh Truck locations), senior dining sites, farmers market locations (where SNAP and HIP matching can be accessed), and SNAP enrollment assistance locations, as well as other general information. On one side, the information is organized by neighborhood to allow users easily locate resources that are convenient for them and on the other side a map shows the locations of these resources. The map is available in five initial languages including English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Haitian Creole, Russian and Vietnamese and will be initially distributed through CHCs, community centers, senior centers, and other community locations. Additionally, printer friendly black/white 8.5’’x11’’ versions of the food resources/map (in PDF format) classified by neighborhood are also available to print at any time.