Recently, while attending a community event to benefit Worcester County Food Bank, a supporter approached me with a donation of groceries and a $10 check. He also shared his story. Lived experience of hunger motivated his giving. I am where I am today because you helped me when I needed that help the most.
It’s a familiar sentiment, one I’ve heard expressed lots of times over the course of my career with WCFB from donors and volunteers. Still, it was no less a striking reminder that WCFB and its network of Partner Agencies – local food pantries and community meal programs – are a critical resource for the 1 in 10 people in Worcester County who struggle with hunger.
The anti-hunger movement is as important now as ever – and there are so many ways you can contribute to it. Here are just three of them.
You can give of food or funds. Help nourish a neighbor this holiday. Then give again in spring and summer. The need is ongoing. And just $1 enables WCFB to distribute $4 worth of food.
You can volunteer. Become a link in the distribution chain. There are opportunities throughout the year at WCFB and with many of our Partner Agencies.
You can become an advocate. Learn about the problem of hunger and opportunities to use your voice for change by receiving our Advocacy Action Alerts or following WCFB on social. Even if you’ve never contacted your Congressperson, even if you don’t know who they are, it’s never too late to learn, nor to begin sharing the story of why ending hunger really matters to you.
Whatever your motivation for caring, we’re glad you do. And we’re glad to work alongside you this holiday, and always, toward a hunger-free community
Jean G. McMurray, Executive Director