Food Assistance Programs in Brookfield

Welcome to the Brookfield Board of Health's resource page on food assistance programs. Access to nutritious food is essential for maintaining good health. Here are some resources to help Brookfield and East Brookfield residents access food assistance:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, provides eligible individuals and families with benefits to purchase food items at participating stores.

Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)

HIP provides SNAP recipients with extra money to buy fresh, local fruits and vegetables from participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and food assistance to eligible pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The SFSP, also known as Summer Eats in Massachusetts, provides free meals to children and teens during the summer months when school is not in session. Meals are available at various sites across the state, including parks, community centers, and schools.

  • Eligibility: Children and teens up to age 18. No registration or identification is required.
  • Find a Site: You can find a list of SFSP sites on the Project Bread website or call 1-800-645-8333 for more information.

Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry

  • Location: Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry located in the basement of St. Mary's Church on Howard Street.
  • Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Requirements: Proof of Brookfield or East Brookfield residency on the first visit. Please bring your own bags.
  • Contact: For more information, please call Louise Woodard at 508-867-3891.


We encourage residents in need to explore these resources and reach out for assistance. Together, we can ensure that everyone in our community has access to nutritious food.