Massachusetts will distribute one million home COVID tests to food banks to help improve access to testing.
The Baker Administration said that the test kit deliveries started this week to eight of the largest food banks in Massachusetts, which serve 850,000 people across the Commonwealth.
The food banks will distribute the tests alongside the food they provide. Food insecurity has been a persistent problem exacerbated by the pandemic, and with food prices increasing, these organizations are being stretched to provide what families need.
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Here is a list of the organizations receiving test kits:
- Greater Boston Food Bank
- Worcester County Food Bank
- The Food Bank of Western MA
- Merrimack Valley Food Bank
- Community Servings
- Daily Table
- Food for Free
- About Fresh
For more information about COVID-19 testing in Massachusetts, click here.