Essex CHIPS Food Shelf
The CHIPS Food Shelf is open during regular CHIPS and Teen Center hours: Monday through Thursday from 9am - 5:30pm and Friday from 9am - 5:00pm.
TeenLine operators are available Monday through Friday from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
Anyone in need can contact TeenLine to receive information and referral services, help through the National Safe Place Program, or information about the CHIPS Food Shelf or YES Job Bank.
The Essex CHIPS Food Shelf is an initiative of our TeenLine program. It is located within the CHIPS offices and is available for use to all youth in the Essex Westford School District and their families. It is our goal for no youth in our district to go hungry or without essential supplies.
Students and their families may visit the Food Shelf at any time during open hours and select up to a week's worth of food as defined by our meal kits. It is completely free and confidential to use the CHIPS Food Shelf and visitors are encouraged to return if they so need. Contact TeenLine if you are interested in learning about other resources that can help you combat food insecurity.
Donate to the CHIPS Food Shelf
Have spare canned or non-perishable food, clothing, personal hygiene items, or household goods? Essex CHIPS is looking for nutritious, shelf-stable, and useful additions to our growing Food Shelf.
Clean out your cupboards and make a life-saving difference in the lives of youth.