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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Food and Nutrition Programs

Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Welcome to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office for Food and Nutrition Programs (FNP). We are pleased to work closely with school districts, childcare centers, family day care homes, adult day health programs, Summer Eats community organizations, USDA Foods storage and distribution vendors, food banks, and anti-hunger organizations across the Commonwealth to administer eight Federal Child Nutrition Programs and four Food Distribution Programs federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. We are proud to support our local partners in providing healthy meals and snacks to children, teens and adults across Massachusetts.

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Need help? If you have questions, difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance and/or auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Please contact our office at 781-338-6480 or .

Telephonic Interpretation:

The Office for Food and Nutrition Programs (FNP) is pleased to inform you that the LAP provides for on-demand telephonic interpretation services for sponsoring organizations of Child Nutrition Programs wishing to communicate with FNP in languages other than English.

If you wish to utilize telephonic interpretation services during a call with FNP staff, dial the main number for FNP at 781-338-6480. When your call is answered, state your request for telephonic interpretation services. FNP staff will briefly place your call on hold while accessing telephonic translation services for you.

Last Updated: January 9, 2024

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Food and Nutrition Programs
135 Santilli Highway
Everett, MA 02149
Phone: 781-338-6480
Fax: 781-338-3311

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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