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Food pantries in Barnstable County.

Whether it is a non-profit pantry or applying for public aid, such as SNAP food stamps, families across Barnstable County have resources available to them. There are centers that can also deliver meals to seniors or the disabled in Barnstable. Many of the locations will offer other social services as well, including school supplies, clothing, free diapers, and meals for students during their school or summer breaks.

Some of the primary food banks in the area are below. There are a few locations that will require appointments to be made, and other centers will offer assistance to anyone that drops in. Priority is normally given to low to moderate income families with children or a senior living at home. Also, the Barnstable County pantries will often want a client to be working towards addressing the root cause of their hardship, so resources are available to assist in that capacity as well.

Salvation Army Hyannis Corps Community Center
100 North Street
Hyannis, MA, 02601
Phone:(508) 775-0364
They operate a food bank for low income Barnstable County families. Other resources include Angel Tree or back to school supplies. There is also limited grants for certain bills, shelter, and information on state of Massachusetts food programs.

Bourne Friends Food Pantry
Address: 20 Commerce Park Drive, Pocasset, Massachusetts, 02532
Phone: (508) 759-3351

Calvary Baptist Church Kitchen and Food Pantry
25 Lincoln Road, Hyannis, MA, 02601
(508) 775-7018
A soup kitchen and free food pantry are offered for anyone in the county. There may also be baby formula, groceries, and advice from volunteers.

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. (CACCI)
Food bank address is 115 Enterprise Road
Hyannis, MA, 02601
(508) 771-1727
The program is Missie's Closet, which as clothing, food and baby diapers as well as other basic goods.




Falmouth Service Center
611 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA, 02540
For an appointment, dial (508) 548-2794.
Grants for bills are combined with food and other support.

Family Pantry
133 Queen Anne Road
East Harwich, Massachusetts, 02645
(508) 432-6519
The pantry may also have fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lower Cape Outreach Council
Location - 19 Brewster Cross Road
Orleans, MA, 02653
Dial (508) 240-0694
Emergency food as well as funds for bills, rent, and car repairs are offered. Or inquire into SNAP food stamps and other aid.

Mashpee Wampanaoq Tribe Food Pantry
483 Great Neck Rd. South
Mashpee, MA, 02649
Main phone - (508) 477-0208

Nam Vets Association of the Cape & Islands Inc
569 Main Street
Hyannis, MA, 02601
Primary phone - (508) 778-1590
Veterans can get help. Food and case management, housing, and more is offered.





Our Lady of Victory St. Vincent de Paul
Main address is 230 S Main Street
Centerville, Massachusetts, 02632
Telephone number is (508) 771-5104

Our Lady of Lourdes
2282 US Rt.6, Wellfleet, MA, 02667
Call the pantry at (508) 349-2055 for hours.

Parish of Christ the King
5 Jobs Fishing Road
Mashpee, MA, 02649
(508) 477-7710

Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church
625 Main Street
Chatham, Massachusetts, 02633
(508) 945-1813
Thanksgiving baskets are offered as well a Christmas meals or gifts to working poor families with children.

Yarmouth Food Pantry
Location is 845 Main Street Route 28, Unit 14 and 15
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 02673
Phone:(508) 771-1135
Seniors in a crisis can get food or a meal delivered to them. Other items may be boxes of groceries, personal hygiene goods, and more.

Sandwich Food Pantry Inc.
331 Cotuit Road, Unit 8 & 9
Sandwich, MA, 02563
Main number - (508) 888-3816
Hot dinners are served to the hungry. There are also non-perishable groceries, dairy goods, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals and more.

South Shore Community Action Council, Inc.
Main address is 265 South Meadow Road, Plymouth, MA, 02360
The site site will offer referral to local pantries in Barnstable County. But maybe more importantly, other services such as job placement or combined with applications to SNAP food stamps and other support services.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
Location is 625 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
Phone: (508) 945-2832
To use the pantry, people must register at the Lower Cape Outreach Council.

St. Francis Xavier St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Main address is 19 Cross Street
Hyannis, Massachusetts, 02601
Main Phone - (508) 775-3073
Offers Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets, groceries, paper goods, toiletries and non-perishable foods.




Christ the King Parish
5 Jobs Fishing Road P.O. Box 1800
Mashpee, MA, 02649
(508) 477-7700
The charity will not turn anyone away, but food is only offered once per month. They also run a soup kitchen.

Our Lady of the Cape Church
468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, Massachusetts, 02631
Phone number is (508) 385-7582
Food is combined with financial aid, including for rent, energy bills, and even car repairs.

St. Margaret Church
Main address is 141 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 02667
Assistance includes gently used clothing, coats, and housing items. There is also a free food pantry, after school meals and tutoring, and possible financial aid for bills.

There are other resources in southern Massachusetts and Barnstable. Call 617.427.5200. Charities offer free food as well as public aid to struggling families in the region.


By Jon McNamara

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