The Foxboro, Franklin, and North Attleboro branches serve 15 local communities.
Links to their site with Covid-19 information and food access information are below, as well as a brief summary:
Visit their website for information:
Other COVID-19 YMCA info: https://www.hockymca.org/latest-communication-covid19/
School Meals: There are over 1,000 meal sites open across the state. To find a site near you, please visit the Project Bread meal site finger online at https://meals4kids.org/schoolclosure or contact them by phone at 800-645-8333.
HESSCO (Meals on Wheels): https://hessco.org Meals on Wheels provides hot meals M-F. Please call the HESSCO Information and Referral Department to start the meals: 781-784-4944.
Foxboro Food Pantry: Open 9-11AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pick-ups are generally allowed twice per month, in pre-packed bags (2 bags per family). They provide non-perishables as well as toilet paper. The AHERN SCHOOL in Foxboro has grocery bags that are kid-friendly on Thursdays 12-2pm.
HESSCO: The CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM is for family members who are caring for someone. Just call the main number to start the referral. Any questions about services should be conveyed to our Care Management team at 781-784-4944.
HESSCO can accept new referrals for in-home services at this time. Please call the HESSCO Information and Referral Department at 781-784-4944.
Foxboro Discretionary Fund: They will have an application available on the website for residents to apply for monetary help if you are unemployed and need help with bills, etc. http://foxboroughma.gov/departments/health/foxborough_discretionary_fund
AA: Every day at NOON, weather permitting, South Foxboro Community Center has moved the meeting outdoors! You can also join Boston's Recover Support Group, where you can find Zoom meetings and other resources and phone numbers. Contact Kris at 508-212-7206 for more guidance and support.
ALANON: Phone meetings available Monday 10:00AM, Wednesday 9:30AM, and Friday 10:30AM. The call-in number is: 646-558-8656. The code is 118189363.
Unemployment Information: Below is a link to the state's town hall forum site. You can see a schedule and sign up for information about obtaining unemployment benefits:
For Parents and Students
Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:
To further expand learning opportunities for students, they have partnered with public broadcaster WGBH and its partner station WGBY to provide resources for use by students who are learning at home. The resources include the stations’ newly launched online distance learning center (https://www.wgbh.org/distance-learning-center) with lessons for every grade level and free access for educators to PBS LearningMedia (https://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/). Middle and high school students also have access to more educational programming on the WGBH and WGBY WORLD Channel from noon to 5 p.m., and younger students can tune into other public broadcasting channels such as WGBH Kids for educational programming. Other supplemental educational resources have been posted on our website (http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/ed- )
If you believe that you or your children have experienced bullying or harassment related to the COVID-19 outbreak, or if this happens in the future, please contact your school’s civil rights officer, principal or your superintendent’s office. You may also contact our Problem Resolution System Office at 781-338-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.