We are a community-based non-profit organization committed to engaging, educating and leading Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community.
The Worcester County Food Bank's mission is: To Engage, Educate and Lead Worcester County in 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 138 partner agencies to help feed hungry people living in all 60 cities and towns of Worcester County.
Food Safety - WCFB trains partner agencies in food safety using a curriculum designed by a registered dietician that incorporates dates, transportation, storage, sanitation, food labels, and time and temperatures. WCFB also provides the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification course, which is recognized by more federal, state, and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety program in the United States.
Advocacy - 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.
Our Impact - 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 5.4 million pounds of donated food and grocery product, enough for more than 4.5 million meals. The food was distributed to 138 partner agencies in Worcester County that provided it to nearly 104,500 different people.