Food Resources Outside Tufts

One of the advantages of being at Tufts is our placement in communities that care about and support their residents.  Students are welcome to consider contributing to and receiving from the many sources of support in our host communities. 


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an initiative funded by the U.S. federal government which provides people who qualify with an EBT card which can be used at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and other locations to purchase food.  In Massachusetts, SNAP is administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance

In August 2022, Massachusetts expanded eligibility criteria and reduced paperwork requirements for college students to make it easier for students to get access to SNAP benefits. Students who find that financial aid package offered from Tufts and the other university resources described above, combined, do not meet their needs (for example, because they have dependents) are encouraged to review the SNAP eligibility criteria and apply for benefits if needed. 

Apply for SNAP benefits

Student members of Environmental Health League, a Tufts student organization, created a presentation for other students who are interested in SNAP benefits describing the qualification criteria and application process.  Check out their Spring 2022 presentation and contact them at with questions.

Resources Near the Medford/Somerville Campus

  • Free Farmstand, 50 Cherry St., Somerville 

  • Project SOUP, a food pantry and soup kitchen, 165 Broadway, Somerville 

Resources Near Fenway Campus

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