Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) partners with food pantries, community meal programs and shelters to feed thousands of children, adults, and elders that are struggling with food insecurity in Worcester County. WCFB serves as an advocate for agencies providing hunger-relief services by collecting, inspecting, and storing donated food and grocery product which is then distributed through a network of 138 partner agencies. In addition to distributing donated food, WCFB requires food safety training that features a curriculum designed for partner agencies by a registered dietician that incorporates dates, transportation, storage, sanitation, food labels, and time and temperatures.
The majority of WCFB’s Partner Agencies are faith-based organizations managed by volunteers. No two Partner Agencies are exactly alike, but what they have in common is their commitment and compassion for helping their neighbors in need. They are leaders in their communities and the local experts on the problem of hunger. They serve on the front-lines of food assistance, ensuring that good food gets to the people who need it. And they inspire others to get involved in helping their community. For a complete list of WCFB Partner Agencies by town, download the PDF below. For individual agency contact info, visit our Agency Locator.
For more information about WCFB and its partner agencies, please Contact Us.
Locate a WCFB Partner Agency Near You
Become a Partner Agency
If your 501(c)(3) organization is interested in becoming a WCFB Partner Agency, please send a letter of interest to WCFB. WCFB will review all letters of interest and make determinations to send out applications based on whether an agency fills a current gap in service.
The letter should be on agency letterhead and include the following:
- Background information about the agency
- How long the agency has been in operation
- Services the agency provides and to whom
- Hours of operation
- Is there a pantry currently in operation?
- How long the pantry has been established
- Where the pantry is located
- What the current sources of food are
- Who do you/would you distribute food to?
- How often?
- Which days/hours do you distribute food?
Letters should be sent to:
Agency Relations Coordinator
Worcester County Food Bank
474 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Please allow two weeks time for review. Please note that WCFB is unable to review letters of interest in November or December.
If you have any further questions regarding how to become a WCFB Partner Agency, please Contact Us.