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Your contribution to the Worcester County Food Bank is a good investment in hunger-relief efforts that help residents of Central Massachusetts. Use these buttons to donate via PayPal:

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The continued economic recession has made it increasingly difficult for individuals and families to make ends meet. Hardest hit are parents with young children struggling with the soaring costs of housing, working families laboring in low-wage jobs with no benefits, and elderly people living on fixed incomes. Often these individuals are faced with a difficult choice between putting food on the table or paying expenses such as utilities, rent or medicine. Your donation helps the Worcester County Food Bank provide individuals and families with the food and support they need.

In Fiscal Year 2013, the Worcester County Food Bank provided assistance, through its network of 150 partner agencies, to 101,796 different women, men, and children living in 60 communities in Central Massachusetts. In Fiscal Year 2012, 95% of food and financial donations to the Worcester County Food Bank went directly to feeding hungry people.

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When you make an on-line donation to the Worcester County Food Bank, your donation supports our hunger relief efforts through the Food Distribution Program.  Your gift supports the Worcester County Food Bank’s acquisition and distribution annually of over five million pounds of donated food and grocery product. This food is distributed to 145 local agencies that have programs for feeding people. These agencies include food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters.

Ways You Can Help

There are a number of  ways you can help the Worcester County Food Bank in its efforts to provide hunger-relief to residents who need assistance.

Donate by Mail
Make your check payable to the Worcester County Food Bank and mail it to: Worcester County Food Bank, 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury MA 01545. Or  Contact Us - click here

Corporate Matching Gifts
The Worcester County Food Bank is grateful to the many donors who increase the value of their personal donation with a matching gift from their employer. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to determine if they offer this benefit. If your employer matches employee contributions, simply mail the appropriate Matching Gift Form along with your donation to the Worcester County Food Bank.

Tribute Gifts
You can honor someone special with a Worcester County Food Bank Tribute Gift.  Tribute gifts may be made to remember or honor a loved one, friend or colleague; celebrate a significant achievement; or commemorate a special occasion. When a tribute gift is made, the donor receives an acknowledgement for tax purposes and the honoree or the family of the honoree being memorialized receives a notification in the mail. The amount of your gift is not disclosed.

For tribute donations in lieu of holiday gifts, please note that the Worcester County Food Bank will notify up to five (5) recipients. For more than five (5), we will provide you with additional note cards for you to personalize.

Tribute donations may be made online at www.foodbank.org, through the mail, or at our office at 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA.  For more information, contact Naomi LeBlanc, Director of Development at (508) 842-3663 or nleblanc@feedingamerica.org

Planned Giving
The Worcester County Food Bank is a member of Leave A Legacy of Central Massachusetts, which is a collaboration of non-profit organizations, financial advisors, and legal experts. Its mission is to inspire people to designate a gift to organizations such as the Worcester County Food Bank, through their wills. Planned Giving is for anyone and everyone who wants to make a difference in their community. For more information contact the Worcester County Food Bank’s Development Office at 508-842-3663 or Contact Us - click here


Food Drives
Food drives are a wonderful way for people to support the Worcester County Food Bank in assisting neighbors in their local community. With a little planning and some helpful hints from the Worcester County Food Bank, anyone can conduct a successful and rewarding food drive.  For basic information on food drives, see below.  For additional information, 508-842-3663 or Contact Us - click here

Steps for holding a successful food drive:

  1. Review food drive information below.

  2. Decide the specific details of your food drive (location, date, time, logistics).

  3. Promote your food drive.

  4. Notify the Food Bank and deliver your food drive.
    Food Drive Notification Form - click here

  5. Thank everyone involved in making your food drive a success.

On behalf of those we serve, thank you for your support!

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