Who We Are
Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is the region’s leading anti-hunger organization distributing over 5.8 million pounds of donated food and grocery product in partnership with food donors, financial supporters, and volunteers. WCFB provides this product to a network of 120 Partner Agencies that have programs for feeding people including food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters.
WCFB also advocates within the community and at the state and federal levels for systemic and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger.
WCFB’s mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community.
94 percent of all donated resources go directly towards creating a hunger-free community.
What We Do
Food Collection and Distribution
WCFB collects and inspects perishable and non-perishable food and distributes it through a network of 120 Partner Agencies to help feed people struggling with hunger in all 60 cities and towns of Worcester County.
WCFB trains its Partner Agencies in food safety. Representatives from food pantries are certified through the ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking. Representatives from community meal programs are certified through the ServSafe Food Safety Training Program. The courses provide training on maintaining good personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing food properly as well as receiving, storing, evaluating, repacking and transporting food safely. ServSafe training and certifications are recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.
WCFB believes that food is a fundamental right of all people and that hunger is an issue of social justice. WCFB is a leading advocate for promoting access to healthy food by improving the quality of school breakfast and lunch, expanding the summer food service program, and increasing funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps. These systemic and sustainable solutions support children, families, and senior citizens in being more food secure and healthy.
Food is the most basic of human needs. Community support makes it possible for tens of thousands of people in Worcester County to count on WCFB and our network of partner agencies for their next meal.
Last year, WCFB distributed 5.8 million pounds of donated food and grocery product, enough for more than 4.8 million meals. The food was distributed to 120 Partner Agencies in Worcester County that provided it to 82,000 different people.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. To learn more visit www.feedingamerica.org.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, The Worcester County Food Bank is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.