Mason's school is closed, so he's not eating the meals he normally would in the classroom. His father, Joe installs security alarms for a living, but since the pandemic, his business has been incredibly slow and the family needed extra help making ends meet.

Your support enables Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) and our network of Partner Agencies to help neighbors like Mason and Joe during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March alone, your support enabled us to distribute enough food for 590,781 meals to almost 32,800 people - 5,891 of them seeking food assistance for the first time.

These are uncertain times but you've been right there with us, helping us to be a consistent, stable source of food across Worcester County. We couldn't do this without you. THANK YOU!

As we continue to deliver on our mission to provide food and meet the increasing need, please help us spread the word:

Help is available. If you or someone you know is looking for food, please call us at (508) 842-3663 or visit . For help with SNAP (food stamps) and other food assistance programs, call Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline 1-800-645-8333 or visit . Families with children: Visit as an additional resource to learn where meals are being provided during school closures.

Donate online. Giving online is simple, secure, and the single fastest way to make your gift count for neighbors struggling with hunger now and in the future.
Advocate to boost SNAP benefits in the next COVID-19 package. FRAC's Legal Director, Ellen Vollinger explains why this is needed. Contact your Senators and Representatives (call, email, tag on social media) and let them know that SNAP is essential and must be protected and expanded during the pandemic response. For next steps and priorities, visit

Follow WCFB on social media. See links below. This is a great way to learn more about hunger and local efforts to help meet the increasing need and to share resources with your own network.