The Pantry serves over 200 Holliston families, totaling more than 480 people, including many children. The Pantry is often the only immediate assistance agency that Holliston residents can turn to. Other social service agencies often make potential recipients work through a long, grueling application process.

Just because a person has to ask for help does not mean that they should forfeit their dignity. The Pantry works to protect the identities of its clients through its location and Card System. The cards do not list the name of the user, only a pantry number. Without the Pantry, more than 300 people in Holliston might go to bed hungry every night. That's about 1 in 50 Holliston residents.

How to use the pantry... Any Holliston resident in need may use the Pantry by obtaining a Pantry Card through the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall. A resident completes a brief form, providing name, address, number of people in the family, and telephone number. The Town Clerk confirms that the resident is listed in the Census and mails the Pantry Card to the applicant. Residents must present the card every time he/she shops.

The card does not have the resident's name on it thus allowing users to remain anonymous.

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Additional Resources

Food stamps can help you buy food. Please visit SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for more information.

The Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a health, nutrition, and prevention program that provides checks for nutritious foods.

The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program helps deliver millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to thousands of poor and elderly households around Massachusetts. To apply, call toll free 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645).

The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance works to assist low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, increase their incomes, and improve their quality of life.

Additionally, you can visit Mass Resources for more information about resources available to Massachusetts residents.

The Holliston Senior Center is currently the primary source of multiple resources deigned to impact the mind, body, and spirit of our 55 and older population.