Food & Nutrition

Meals on Wheels

This federally funded home delivered meals program is administered by Springwell for homebound elders and hospital discharges who find it difficult to prepare meals. A hot meal is delivered at lunch time, Monday through Friday. Frozen meals for weekends, and accommodations for special diet requirements are available. Please call Springwell at (617) 926-4100 for more information.

Congregate Lunch Program at Woodland Towers - Daily Hot Lunch

Springwell administers the federally funded Congregate Lunch Program at Woodland Towers, 55 Waverley Avenue. A $2.00 donation is requested. Call the Site Manager at 617-923-2769 one day in advance between 9:00 am and 10:30 am, Monday through Friday to reserve your space. Lunch is served at 11:30 AM.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

The Massachusetts Food Stamp Program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been streamlined for seniors. Even if you’ve never applied for assistance, own your home and car, or have been ineligible in the past, here are some reasons to consider applying for SNAP:

· During these difficult economic times, even a modest monthly SNAP benefit can help to offset some of your household expenses.

· Using SNAP benefits is completely confidential. SNAP recipients use a card which works just like a debit card.

· The application for seniors is shorter (only two pages) and less verifications are required.

To apply, call the Watertown Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 or call toll free: 1-866-950-FOOD (3663). Once you have applied, you will find out in 30 days whether you are eligible for SNAP.

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline

Call the Hotline at (800) 645-8333 or go to their website: for information about free or low cost food resources, and to receive an application for the Food Stamp program mentioned previously.

 In addition there are two Food Pantries in Watertown that are open to all residents.