Our Mission

Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is one of three Feeding America member food banks in Massachusetts.

We’re dedicated to engaging, educating, and leading Worcester County, Massachusetts in creating a hunger-free community – and we do this in two ways.

First, we partner with others – food and fund donors, volunteers, business and community leaders – to provide donated food to neighbors who need it. Last year, we and our network of 115 local pantries and community meal programs helped to distribute nearly 6.1 million lbs. of donated food (enough for 5.1 million meals!) to 75,000 people from all 60 cities and towns in Worcester County.

Second, we advocate. We help grow support for policies and programs that decrease hunger and increase access to healthy food. You can learn more about advocacy here.

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Something Else You Should Know

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, WCFB is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance programs, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity.

WCFB is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you have a complaint of discrimination, mail to: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax (202) 690-7442; or e-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.

If I know there isn’t much left in the cupboards, I try to keep my mind off food. I stay out of the kitchen for the most part. Sometimes, my dad and I will ration out whatever we have left…like we can make a loaf of bread last a long time. Whenever he gets paid, we go to the store and buy what we can afford…usually junk food, because it’s the cheapest. We know it’s not good for us, but it’s something – and it takes away the hunger pains.

JackAge 13

In Worcester County, Hunger is a Serious Problem

Hunger happens when people lack money or other resources for the food they need to stay healthy.

In the United States, 41 million Americans struggle with hunger. And, last year alone, 75,000 neighbors, 32% of them children, turned to pantries and meal programs in the WCFB network for help finding food.

Hunger is Also a Solvable Problem

Solving hunger involves many different people, and groups, working together to help neighbors find the food they need now. It also involves growing support for policies and programs that improve access to healthy food and keep people from experiencing hunger in the first place.

To learn more about hunger and opportunities to help, explore our website and download our latest infographic:

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