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Registration will take place at our New Bedford Corps Community Center at 619 Purchase Street.

SignUps:
     
Tuesday, November 7 thru Friday, November 17 from 9:30-11:45am
     Tuesday, November 28 thru Friday, December 1 from 9:30-11:45am 
Note: The office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Evening SignUps for Working Individuals and Full-Time Students:
    Thursday, November 16 and Thursday, November 29 5:00-7:30pm
Note: Full time students or people fulfilling community service hours during the day will need to bring documentation of such to be seen in the evening.

Anyone wishing to apply for food assistance and toys for their children (ages infant to 16) will need to bring the following documentation:

For Indididuals receiving welfare, Social Security, SSI or Disability:

  • Original Photo I.D. for Adults
  • Original Mass. Health Cards and Original Birth Certificates for all children in home
  • Official rent receipt or bill with name & current address dated within last 2 months for all adults
     
For Indididuals who are employed or receiving unemployment benefits 
  • Original Photo I.D. for Adults
  • Two recent pay stubs or unemployment stubs
  • Original Mass. Health Cards and Original Birth Certificates for all children in home
  • Official rent receipt or bill with name & current address dated within last 2 months for all adults
Please note:
  • If more than one family live in one household, each family should apply separately.
  • Anyone 18 or older wishing to apply separately will need to provide photo ID, proof of income, and proof of residence.
  • Anyone having foster children in their household, please bring child’s passport.

Distribution:
     
Monday, December 11 - 5:00-7:00 pm
     Tuessday, December 12 -9:00 am-12:00
     Wednesday, December 13 - 9:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00pm
     Thursday, December 14 - 9:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00pm
     Friday, December 15 - 9:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00pm
     Monday, December 18  - 9:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00pm (Food Vouchers Only)

All questions can be directed to our social service office at 508.997.6561. We will have Portuguese and Spanish individuals available for the application process.