Food Resources

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Record high food prices have triggered a global crisis, driving many people into economic hardship due to having to spend a larger share of the household income on food. If you're struggling with putting food on the table, the Human Services Department is here to help. We have compiled a list of local food resources to help alleviate some of the financial burden you're facing. If you need additional support beyond the resources listed on this page please contact us at 781-698-4840 or email us

  1. Apply for Wegmans Gift Card


On January 11, 2022 the Select Board approved allocation of a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to address the issue of food insecurity in Lexington.  The Human Services Department will be utilizing some of these funds to disburse Wegmans grocery gift cards to families in need.  We understand that the pandemic coupled with inflation have caused economic challenges for many.  In order to impact those hardest hit, individuals and families must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for gift cards.  Eligible residents will receive $75 per household member, up to $450 per household. Please note, cards are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Wegmans Gift Card Eligibility Requirements

  • Must meet with social worker from Human Services to review eligibility, which is based on Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) guidelines as shown below. 



  • Automatic approvals for cards will be given based on any of the following situations: 
    • Assessed and qualified for other subsidy programs/assistance in the last year e.g. SNAP, WIC, TAFDC, EAEDC etc.
    • Current LIHEAP Fuel Assistance approval letter. 
    • Current lease from Lexington Housing Authority or LexHab or Section 8 Voucher.
  • Residents must provide documentation of eligibility to Human Services staff. 

Transportation is available:  A Lexpress or taxi ride will be provided to/from Wegmans if needed. 

If you are interested in the program please click the link above to submit your application online.  For questions or assistance with completing the application call our office at 781-698-4855.

  1. Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry
  1. Open Table
  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly food stamps)
  1. Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
  1. Meals on Wheels
  1. Lex Eat Together