Americans with disabilities are struggling every day to find even the basics to survive, including food. Access to food is much harder for people with disabilities than for people without disabilities. Nearly one-third of all US households with food insecurity include a working-aged adult with disabilities. Many experience hunger, not knowing where the next meal will come from.
On the Cape and Islands, about one person in 10 is food insecure – the same rate for all of Eastern Massachusetts. While many food pantries exist across the Cape, many more residents can’t get to these locations. CORD is removing the access barriers to food for people with disabilities living on Cape Cod.
Our Mobile Food Pantry is used to bring food closer to where those people live in order to decrease food insecurity and increase health. CORD delivers non-perishable food items like soup, pasta, canned fruit, and breakfast items to designated locations on a monthly basis where those who need it live.
CORD’s Mobile Food Pantry partners with organizations in public and nonprofit sectors, from state and local agencies to private organizations, local businesses, schools and religious organizations.
A food bank collects food to distribute to hunger relief charities, including food pantries. Food pantries face the public, distributing food to those in need.
To be eligible, a person in your household must have a disability.
Contact CORD at 508-775-8300 (V/TTY) or show up at a distribution site.
A busload of food is distributed monthly where consumers choose to take what they need.
Our Mobile Food Pantry’s focus is to supplement other hunger-relief agencies on the Cape and is not meant to be a person’s main source of food or to take the place of other food resources.
Please check the website for changes. Usually, food distributions will take place rain or shine.
One person can get a maximum of two bags of food.