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The Worcester County Food Bank invites its partner programs to check this site regularly for links to local, regional and even national resources.

Following are just a few:


CENTER ON HUNGER & POVERTY
Food Security Institute
Brandeis University
Waltham MA 02454
781-736-8885
The Center on Hunger & Poverty collects information on recent national, state and local hunger studies and the measurement of hunger and food insecurity.


CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING ALLIANCE
7-11 Bellevue St.
Worcester MA 01609
508-791-7265
This non-profit organization offers housing counseling and remediation services.


COMMUNITY HARVEST PROJECT
This program grows and harvests fruits and vegetables from local farmland in North Grafton for distribution to the Worcester County Food Bank and other hunger relief organizations.
www.community-harvest.org


COMMUNITY HEALTHLINK
72 Jaques Ave.
Worcester MA 01609
508-860-1000
This is one of the largest providers of comprehensive mental health, substance abuse treatment, and homeless services in Central Massachusetts. The organization features a variety of inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, residential treatment and bilingual services.


DIOCESE of WORCESTER
www.worcesterdiocese.org
Through the auspices of the Diocese, a variety of human and social service programs are available to residents of Worcester County. These include:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
508-798-0191
Services include elder car, child care, adoption, food assistance
YOUVILLE HOUSE
This is a family shelter.
MERCY CENTRE for DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
This program offers job training and early childhood development services.
PERNET FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
This program offers home health care and adolescent pregnancy and parenting services.


FEEDING AMERICA
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000
Chicago IL 60601
1-800-771-2303
www.feedingamerica.org
America’s Second Harvest is the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 food banks (including the Worcester County Food Bank) and food rescue programs throughout the country.


FOOD RESEARCH AND ACTION CENTER (FRAC)
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202 986-2200
http://frac.org/
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.


HUNGER ACTION CENTER
Feeding America's online community of individuals who are dedicated to make a difference in the fight against hunger in our country.  They support federal, state, and local legislation by educating and empowering advocates to quickly and easily communicate their support.  Just log onto Hunger Action Center and find out just how easily it is to lend a hand -- for free!


PROJECT BREAD
145 Border Street
East Boston MA 02128
617-723-5000
www.projectbread.org
www.gettingfoodstamps.org
FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-8333
Project Bread raises and distributes funds to assist local hunger-relief programs throughout Massachusetts.


SHARE OUR STRENGTH
733 15th Street, NW, Suite 640
Washington DC 20005
1-800-969-4767
www.strength.org
Share Our Strength is a national anti-hunger, anti-poverty organization. Its "Taste of the Nation" event. Which features the culinary delights of dozens of chefs from local restaurants in cities around the country, annually raises funds to help support the Worcester County Food Bank.


UNITED WAY of CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS
484 Main Street
Worcester MA 01608
508-757-5631 main number
www.unitedwaycm.org
The United Way of Central MA is a partner to MAIRS for the Mass 2-1-1 online directory.  This is an information resource for emergency food, rent, help paying your heating and utility bills, mental health counseling, health programs, public health and safety services, child care referrals, job resources, and other help for individuals, parents and families. Click here to learn more about Mass 2-1-1


WORCESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
19 Norwich St.
Worcester MA 01608
508-752-1311
www.worcestercountybar.org
This organization consists of members of the legal profession in Central Massachusetts. Among its many services, the Bar Association works with the Legal Assistance Corp. of Central MA to provide legal services to homeless individuals living in shelters throughout Worcester County.


WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL
484 Main Street
Worcester MA 01608
508-754-1176
This organization provides a variety of programs and services, including fuel assistance, education, and job counseling and training.

Understanding EITC, who can apply, and help preparing the form (Worcester Community Action Council):  http://www.wcac.net/c_eitc.html 

Q&A on the IRS site:  http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96466,00.html

 

 
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