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Energy and Food Assistance

Energy Assistance Programs 

Funded and administered by the South Shore Community Action Council (SSCAC), the Fuel Assistance Heating Season runs from November 1st until April 30th. Eligibility is based on gross income, household size, and vulnerability to heating costs. Fuel Assistance can assist with any primary heat type: oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, wood or coal. Also, if you are living in nonsubsidized housing and your heat is included in your rent, fuel assistance can reimburse you for a portion of your rent. For more information on this program visit http://www.sscac.org/fuel_assistance/index.html or call the SSCAC fuel line at 508-746-6707 or toll free long distance 877-383-5243. The Senior Center also offers assistance to Marshfield residents in completing and submitting applications to South Shore Community Action Council. The COA Social Service Coordinators are  available to assist you by calling 781-834-5581 for an appointment.

Food Programs

Funded by Old Colony Elder Services and sponsored by the Council on Aging, a hot noontime meal is served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Senior Center for anyone 60 years and older or disabled. The purpose of the congregate program is to provide one nutritionally balanced meal per day and promote social interaction and companionship through the sharing of a meal. For homebound or ill elders, there is a home delivered meal program. Eligibility is managed by Old Colony Elder Services and delievered by Council on Aging volunteers.  To request this service call OCES at 1-508-584-1561. For more information, visit https://www.ocesma.org/getting-started/nutrition/Click on the following link to view the menu for these two programs https://www.ocesma.org/nutrition-menu/

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP is administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) and can help you expand your healthy food budget by providing monthly funds on an EBT card to buy food. Additional funds are also available when you use SNAP to buy local produce via the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). For more information, visit https://www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-formerly-food-stamps or call DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363.

Marshfield Food Pantry

The Marshfield Food Pantry has been part of the Marshfield community for over 35 years. Their sole mission is to reduce the risk of hunger here in town by assisting residents to bridge that gap between paying monthly expenses and putting food on the table. For more information, visit https://www.marshfieldfoodpantry.org/ or call 781-837-0359.