COVID-19 Community Resources
Supporting our community and each other during this crisis is imperative. Our COVID-19 Community Resources page is dedicated to providing local community programs, initiatives and assistance to help our community members young and old through these difficult times. Please check back on this page often and share with others.
Please also visit our Yarmouth COVID-19 Communication Page for all Town & Health Advisory updates as well as our Business & Employee Assistance Programs Page for information dedicated to business and unemployment options.
Student Meal Services
DY Dolphin Drive Thru Food Student Food Service
To help our families during the school closure for the Coronavirus, the Dennis-Yarmouth Food Service Staff will be preparing breakfast and lunch for ALL students daily Monday - Friday 11am-1pm.
You do not have to qualify for a free or reduced-priced lunch to participate.
Every student/child eats FREE!
Please visit the DY Dolphin Drive Thru Page for details.
Food Assistance Resources
Yarmouth Senior Center Brown Bag Program 508-394-7606; 528 Forest Road West Yarmouth
The Yarmouth Senior Center offers home-bound low-income seniors free food delivery through the Brown Bag program. This program provides a free bag of food each month , typically containing about 10-15 pounds of a variety of nutritious food items from the major food groups.
Grab and Go” Lunch program offered to Seniors at the Yarmouth Senior Center parking lot. Similar to our Neighbors in Barnstable, this program was designed to keep Seniors eating nutritious meals during these difficult times. The bag will consist of: a breakfast bar, apple juice, sandwich, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable and chips. Bags will be served curbside at the ballroom entrance to the Center. This service will be offered Monday – Friday, from Noon until 1:00 PM, until further notice.
Yarmouth Food Pantry 508-394-0880 http://yarmouthfoodpantry.org/
Hands of Hope Outreach Center (Located in Harwich but serves Yarmouth residents) 508-432-1312 https://capecodcouncilofchurches.org/hands-of-hope-food-pantry-and-outreach-center.html
Meals for Veterans Notice
On March 27th a team from the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Inc. dropped off 45 boxes of food to Director Dianne Kane at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Each box contains two weeks of non-perishable dry and canned goods. Veterans and their spouses are eligible to receive these packages. If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran, please call the Yarmouth Senior Center (no matter what age you are) to coordinate getting this food to you and your family. 508-398-2231 ext. 1330.
We are expecting additional boxes weekly as this virus restricts our ability to get around. Veterans - please take advantage of this generous donation to keep you safe and healthy. And thank you for your service.
Massachusetts Special COVID-19 Grocery Store Hours
**Be sure to check the SPECIFIC LOCATION for changes and updated schedules**
Stop and Shop
Housing Assistance Resources
Rental Assistance Program: Hands of Hope 508-432-1312
The Town of Yarmouth uses Community Preservation Funds to assist low-income individuals and households avoid homelessness through rental assistance in the following two ways:
1. First and last months rent for a new Yarmouth unit paid on behalf of the tenant to the landlord
2. Payment of past due rent is paid on behalf of the tenant to the landlord
The program is an Equal Housing Opportunity. Other program requirements may apply. The program is administered by Hands of Hope Outreach Center; call 508-432-1312.
Mortgage Assistance Program: Housing Assistance Corporation
508-771-5400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Assistance Corporation offers Free Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
The Housing Assistance Corporation has established a Cape Cod COVID-19 Workforce Housing Relief Fund to provide urgent and ongoing assistance with past due rent or mortgage payments or other housing-related expenses for current, year-round Cape Cod and Island residents who are losing income due to the coronavirus. For more info, please visit: https://haconcapecod.org/blog/workforce-housing-relief-fund-and-more-new-support/
Senior Transportation Services
Cape Cod RTA is still providing limited DART (Dial-A-Ride/Door-to-Door) buses for essential transportation services such as to the grocery store or a pharmacy. Seniors should schedule a trip in advance by calling by noon the day before they need a ride (800-352-7155).
2-1-1 Call Line Established by the MA Dept. of Public Health
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announces the launch of 2-1-1 to provide COVID-19 information and referrals 24/7. Massachusetts 2-1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. This expansion is the result of an increased investment in resources directed towards this 24-hour state supported telephone hotline. Residents with questions should call 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone. Callers dialing 2-1-1 will hear an automated menu of options. Callers press 2-6 for Coronavirus. Residents can also reach 2-1-1 through a live chat option via their website. Click to visit the Massachusetts 2-1-1 website.