Food & Nutrition Programs

Coffee Shoppe:
On weekdays, join us at the Citizen Center for toast or  donut & coffee for 50¢, 8-10 a.m.

Lunches at the Center:
Are you aware that lunches are served at the Citizens Center Monday through Friday from 11:15-11:30 a.m. ? If you've not joined us, or it's been a while, we'd like to welcome you to come share a meal with old friends- or make some new friends. If you are new, stop by to sign up for the program.

Meals are provided by the Merrimack Valley Nutritional Project.  Meals are pre-ordered, so you need to sign up for meals by Thursday prior to when you want to eat- you may do this during lunch hours in the dining room. The meal is always a full entree and menus are posted ahead of time in our newsletter, The Voice. It's a super deal for a suggested donation of $2.00. Always remember that good conversation and friendships make meals that much better. **meals are not served on holidays or days when schools have been cancelled due to inclement weather**

Meal on Wheels:
Meals on Wheels are designed to provide a hot meal five days a week to Haverhill residents who, because of physical limitations, are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Contact  Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley 800-892-0890.

Community Meals:

A community meal is held each Monday in the Citizens Center.  This meal is free and open to the public.  Meals are prepared by a local and chef and supported by various community organizations.  Service begins at 4 PM.  **meals are not served on holidays or days when schools have been cancelled due to inclement weather**


Food Pantries:

There are several local food pantries in the area.  You may access the calendar for hours and locations at

SNAP Program (Food Stamps)
The Food Stamp Program should not be considered as "Welfare." It is a program supported by the US Dept. of Agriculture, Mass. Dept. of Public Health and also the Mass. Dept. of Public Welfare. It is designed to assist those eligible through difficult times.


For  assistance  you with your  application call Kathy or Rita 978-374-2390 ext 11 or 16