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Need Help?

Below are several sources of help and information. If you can't find what you need, contact:
Lexington Human Services Department
781-698-4840, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Have have an extensive referral list, and have people who specialize in providing assistance for veterans, seniors, families and youth.

Homeschooling Help

Visit our What to Do While You're Home webpage for ideas and resources for keeping your children learning and occupied while they are home.

Evictions

See our information page about evictions during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Filing for Unemployment

The 5 day waiting period for unemployment has been waived, and there have been other changes to help people during the state of emergency.

File for unemployment with the State

Grocery/Food/Essential Needs

Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry

Church of Our Redeemer
6 Meriam St, Lexington
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, delivery option available
[email protected], 781-861-5060

For low income Lexington residents. Find out more about the Lexington Food Pantry.

Lexington Public School District

The District will provide all LPS students who are enrolled in the free and reduced-cost meal program with breakfast and lunch bags Monday through Friday until school is back in session. The District is contacting eligible families with further details.

For questions regarding orders, please contact Kevin Silvia at 781-861-2320 x69107 or [email protected].

If you believe you are eligible, but have not received a communication, please contact David Coelho at [email protected].

Families who need transportation or assistance with delivery should contact Johnny Cole, LPS Director of Equity and Student Supports  at [email protected].

Boston families can go to any of the sites open to free/reduced meal cost students through Boston Public Schools.

Chinese Americans of Lexington (CALex)

CALex has donated local restaurant gift cards for those in need. Contact Human Services for more information at 781-698-4840.

Masks

Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) has surgical masks (not N95) available if you have an urgent need.

Priority is given to seniors, healthcare workers, first responders, and essential business workers.

Please fill out the CAAL webform or email Weidong Wang at [email protected] or Hua Wang at [email protected], or call (339) 970-8550.These masks are donated from our residents and through the purchases made possible by money donated to us. 

Chinese Americans of Lexington (CALex) also has masks available. You can contact them by email at [email protected] or [email protected]

You can also contact the Coalition Mask Network via email, a community group organized to get masks to those in need, or are unable to access or afford a cloth mask.  These masks are hand made by volunteers.

Help With Deliveries and Errands

Neighbor Brigade

855-241-HELP (855-241-4357)

Mobilizes fully vetted volunteers to help residents facing sudden crisis. Volunteers provide non-medical, non-monetary services. 

Offering the following services:

  • Grocery store runs
  • Pharmacy runs to pick up and deliver medication
  • Meal delivery from local restaurants or commercial kitchens

Find out more about the Neighbor Brigade

Help Around Town 

Connects jobs and helpers available for tasks related to COVID-19. Paid or volunteer. Find out more about Help Around Town.

Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) 

To get assistance with food shopping and meal delivery for those who are in isolation or quarantine and/or unable to obtain groceries/meals, fill out the CAAL webform or email Weidong Wang at [email protected] or Hua Wang at [email protected], or call (339) 970-8550.

Chinese Americans of Lexington (CALex)

CALex has a volunteer team with over 80 parents. If people need help, please reach out to us by email to [email protected] or by filling out their contact form.

[email protected]

Restaurant in Arlington that prepares and delivers pasta meals. Through April 15th when you purchase a meal, they will deliver two free meals to a senior in the community (includes Lexington). Contact: twyrlhome.com/senior-citizen-initiative or 781-859-3123 or [email protected]

Wilson Farm

Offering grocery delivery for online orders (there is a fee). Visit: www.mercato.com/shop/wilson-farm or www.wilsonfarm.com

Market Basket, Burlington, MA

Hours for seniors only on Tues/Wed/Thurs 5:30 AM - 7:00 AM.
43 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
781-273-3673

Stop and Shop, Lexington, MA

Hours for those age 60+ only from 6:00 AM - 7:30 am daily.
36 Bedford St, Lexington, MA
781-861-0457

Transportation

Lexington Transportation Services

Call 781-698-4821 or visit their website to find the latest information.

LEXPRESS: As of March 23rd, Lexpress will move to an on-demand service for essential outings only.

LEXCONNECT TAXI will continue operation however, please take precautions when riding taxis given the close quarters.

Pharmacies That Deliver

Theatre Pharmacy

781-862-4480
$12 delivery fee via taxi service

CVS, Lexington, MA

781-862-4080
Delivery depends on eligibility

Walgreens, Lexington, MA

781-863-1111
Delivery option available, all fees waived

Mental Health Resources

William James Interface Referral Service

Mental health and wellness referral Helpline. This is a free, confidential referral service for individuals living in Lexington.
888-244-6843 (toll free) available Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

Help from Your Senator or Representative

State Senator Mike Barrett

[email protected]
Legislative Aide Brendan Berger: [email protected]
617-722-1572

State Senator Cindy Friedman

[email protected]
Legislative Aide Dave Swanson: [email protected]  617-722-1432

State Representative Michelle Ciccolo

[email protected]
Legislative Aide Mason Heilman: [email protected]
Telephone: 617-722-2210 x 3
GoogleVoice: 781-330-0730
www.MichelleCiccolo.com

Additional Resources

Lexington Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAP)

LEAF is set up to provide financial assistance to Lexington residents experiencing an unexpected financial crisis. It can provide limited financial help for critical needs when other funding sources are unavailable or have been exhausted. Find out more about the Lexington Emergency Assistance Fund and how to apply.

Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP)

Supports and assists refugees and asylum seekers in need of assistance which includes a support network for basic needs, education (especially English), employment, legal aid, and socialization. In partnership with First Parish of Lexington, LexRAP is ready to assist those impacted by COVID-19. Contact: www.lexrap.org or Omar Khudari [email protected]

Intergenerational Outreach Club (IOC)

A group of Lexington High School student volunteers who have partnered with Help Around Town to assist Seniors with needed tasks free of charge. Contact: Darren Tran at [email protected] or Armann Tipirneni at [email protected]

    Want to Help?

    The Red Cross Needs You

    There is a severe shortage of bloodIf you're healthy, check the Red Cross website to find out how and where to donate.

    The Red Cross also has an urgent need for volunteers, both in-person and remote. Find out how you can volunteer with the Red Cross.

    See if Any of Your Neighbors Needs Help

    We have postcards that you can send to your neighbors to see if they need anything.

    You can either fill out the postcards online and print them, or get them from the displays on the front door of the Community Center, Public Services Building, Town Office Building, or Cary Memorial Library.

    Donate Food

    Lexington Food Pantry

    They accept donations of non-perishable foods that are within their use-by date. Find out how to donate.

    Donate Money

    Fund for Lexington

    The Fund is used to help Lexington residents in need during difficult situations, such as those having trouble making rent or utility bill payments. Find out more about the Fund for Lexington.

    NEW: Online Donation:
    You can make a donation through our new online donation center either by electronic check ($.25 processing fee), or by credit card.

    Donate by Mailing a Check to:
    Fund For Lexington
    Trustees of Public Trusts
    1625 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
    NOTE: Make checks payable to "Town of Lexington" with "Fund for Lexington" in the memo line. Please do not send cash.

    Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

    This Fund was created by Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker with the One8 Foundation and other local philanthropic organizations.

    It will work through local funds and organizations to distribute money for people in need in Massachusetts. Find out more about the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund and how you can donate.

    Find a Local Organization to Volunteer With

    These are some of the organizations in Lexington that accept volunteers:

    Note: Listing these organizations here does not constitute an endorsement by the Town of Lexington nor is the Town responsible for the services provided by them.