Our mission is to ease stress, reduce hunger and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in need. The Falmouth Service Center (FSC) works to increase self-sufficiency by helping to build networks among clients, neighbors and agencies.
Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program
Have you heard about this critical piece of MA legislation that provides funding to purchase a consistent supply of quality, nutrient rich foods and locally grown fresh produce for families in need? 100% of the MA Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) funding goes directly to the Food Bank Coalition of Massachusetts and is essential in our work to create a hunger-free state. To learn what you can do to help advocate for MEFAP, click here.
Currently we are taking donations of food, winter clothing and small household items. We are not taking any medical equipment at this time except for wheelchairs and shower chairs. You can bring donations during our open hours.
We will be adding a new feature to our Home Page that will highlight special client stories and we would like you to be a part of it. Has the Falmouth Service Center made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know? Then please contact us and we'll let you know how you can 'share your story'. All stories will be shared anonymously and no real names will be used. To print the form directly, click here.
Do you need help with high heat bills? It doesn't matter if you heat with oil, gas, or electric heat, there is help available through the Fuel Assistance Program for those low-income households that are the most vulnerable to the high home heating costs many face in the New England area. Click here for more information on the program or call us at 508-548-2794 to schedule your appointment.
Falmouth Eats Together
We hope you will join us for the next Falmouth Eats Together Community Meal which will be held on Thursday, March 12th at John Wesley United Methodist Church on Gifford St. in Falmouth. The meal is free and is always held from 4 - 6 p.m.
Emerald House Thrift Shop
The Emerald House Thrift Shop has been plowed but does have some big snowbanks and there may be reduced parking and some difficulty with driving. Please drive slowly. We are currently accepting winter clothing, linens, and small household items. We do not accept electric and electronic items or exercise equipment.
Increased Dial-A-Ride Transportation in Falmouth
There is exciting news on the transportation front in Falmouth! The Dial-A-Ride bus can now be used for any purpose including: work; shopping; medical appointments; and recreation. Dart fares are full fare $3 each way and half fare $1.50 each way for seniors and people with disabilities. For more information on this new, expanded service, click here for the flyer or visit www.capecodrta.org.
We’re Here to Help
There are people in Falmouth who cannot always afford to buy food, or to heat their home during the winter. There are people who live for days or weeks at a time with no electricity because they've fallen behind on their bills.
- The cafeteria worker at your child's school who is a single parent
- The checkers and baggers at your local grocery and retail store
- The teacher assistant in your child's day care center
- Your neighbor down the street who has been laid off and is having trouble meeting his/her mortgage payment
- The elderly woman/man on a fixed income who lives across the street
- Your next door neighbor whose husband left her with three small children
- The families who have chronically ill children, or are themselves struggling with incapacitating illness
- The man or woman who drives your child's school bus
You or someone you love may have the need for assistance within the year. You can never know what will happen, but it's good to know we're here to help.
With over 400 volunteers, the campus is truly a place
where Falmouth residents can be of service, and in turn,
can come if they are in need of service.