Somerville Offers Free Taxi Rides to Local Food and Health Services

Somerville residents can once again sign up for free cab rides to access food and medical care through its Taxi to Health program. After establishing the program in 2020 as a crisis measure during the early days of the pandemic, the City of Somerville is relaunching the initiative using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The Taxi to Health Program provides residents with free cab rides to grocery stores, food pantries, farmers markets, and pharmacies in Somerville, as well as to non-emergency medical appointments in Somerville, Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Everett, and Medford. The program is administered jointly by the Council on Aging and the Office of Food Access and Healthy Communities.

Residents can book rides directly through the City or request vouchers to use in the future. Vouchers are valid through February 2023. Rides should be booked at least two business days in advance. To learn more and request vouchers, visit or call Lisa Robinson, Director of the Office of Food Access and Healthy Communities, at 781-747-8502. Residents age 60 or older can book rides directly through the Council on Aging by calling Connie Lorenti at 617-625-6600 ext. 2319.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 ext. 2059 or

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