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USDA Free Summer Meal Program (Project Bread)

145 Border St, Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 723-5000 (Project Bread)
Website: http://support.projectbread.org/site/PageServer?pagename=abouthunger_solutions_sfsp

Services: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children, ages 18 and under, when school is out for the summer. Meals are often provided along with educational and recreational activities. Summer meals sites are located at schools, parks, pools, neighborhood centers, social service organizations, and other local sites throughout many cities and towns in Massachusetts. No registration or identification is needed in qualified areas. Most sites serve lunch, though some sites offer additional meals such as breakfast, snack, or dinner.

Summer Food Service Program:

Website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

To find a meal service site near where you live, contact organizations in your community that are offering an activity program. Organizations offering activities for children are often local schools, community centers, recreation centers, and faith-based organizations. You may also call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE.


Boys and Girls Club of Worcester

65 Tainter Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 508-754-2686
Fax: 508-754-7635
Email: info@bgcworcester.org
Website: http://www.bgcworcester.org

Services: Mission is to help youth, especially those who need us most, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and community leaders, through caring professional staff who forge relationships with our youth members and influence their ability to succeed in life. Provides after school programs covering academic work, healthy eating, art skills, community outreach, leadership, mentoring programs, and other support services.

Kids Café: The Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to positively influencing our youth’s lives.  While our many programs serve several purposes, one of those purposes is to promote healthy living. Some families who send their children to the Boys & Girls Club struggle to put healthy food on the table each night. Two nights a week during the school year members and their families are invited to enjoy a nutritious prepared meal right here in our Kids Café.  Each meal is nutritionally sound, and is geared toward kids’ likes.

Clubhouses: There are three Clubhouses located in Worcester. The Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Clubhouse is located at 65 Tainter Street. The Kids Club at Great Brook Valley is located at 180 Constitution Ave. The Plumley Village Clubhouse is located at 16 Laurel Street.


Belmont AME Zion Church

55 Illinois Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 754-4539
Website: http://belmontamezion.com

Services: Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church Outreach and Network strives to be an integral part of the community both locally and county, individual (people and person in need) through interfaith and social groups that make a viable community.  We canvas, assess the need, and make available participation in the church conference and community through the various ministries within the church.

Answering the struggle and relieving those in need are handled through the resources and referrals made through one of our various church ministries.  We also partner with local and civic organizations to help ensure that the hungry will be fed, the thirsty will be given water, the homeless will be given shelter and the naked shall be clothed.

Our church ministry will address the need, help or refer those seeking assistance.

It is our goal to develop a rapport with the community at large, interfaith, social, alliance with members of other denominations and individuals who help in setting social standards in good faith.


Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Soup Kitchens

Gardner Community Action Committee

Fellowship Table Program

294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-8700
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

John Street Baptist Church

43 John Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 753-4991
Services: This is a local soup kitchen, which serves meals on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Emergency food distribution is available at the same time.

The Mustard Seed

93 Piedmont Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 754-7098
Services: Meals at this food pantry are served Monday – Saturday. Winter hours are 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Summer hours are 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. On Sunday meals are served at 12:00 pm.

Salvation Army – Framingham

30-45 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 875-3341
Monday–Friday, Door opens at 5:00 pm every night; dinner is served at 6:00 pm.

Salvation Army Citadel – Sally’s Place

640 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 756-7191
Monday–Friday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Services: Salvation Army o ers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Friday. Closed on Saturdays. Dinner only on Sunday.

Food Pantries

AIDS Project Worcester

85 Green Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-3773 ext. 16
Services: They run a food pantry to their customers on Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Coming Home MetroWest, Central, and Western Massachusetts Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc.

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 798-0191
Services: Food distribution Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Catholic Charities, Leominster Office

196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 840-0696
(Also serves Fitchburg, Gardner area)

CENTRO

11 Sycamore Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 798-1900, ext. 237
Services: Food distribution Monday–Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

CENTRO – Great Brook Valley Pantry

176 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(774) 823-3722
Services: Food distribution Monday – Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Friendly House Pantry

36 Wall Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-4362
Services: Food distribution on Monday and Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Friendly House Pantry – Plumley Village

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Services: Food distribution on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Gardner Community Action Committee

294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-8700
O ce Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Food pantry Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Distribution Program once a month

Good Samaritan Food Pantry

85 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(774) 253-1619
Distribution: Tuesday & Friday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

GVNA Community Services

35 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 665-9078
Food Pantry: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Henry Lee Willis – Plumley Village NC

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-6981
Distribution: Tuesday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; Wednesday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Schedule may vary, call first.

Highland Baptist Church

27 Cedar Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-9646
Food Pantry: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

HOPE Food Pantry

214 Concord Street (Boston Church of Christ Building), Framingham, MA 01702
(617) 899-5222
Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jeremiah’s Inn, Food Pantry

1059 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 755-6403
Distribution: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; Wednesdays, closed.

Services: Food distribution

John Street Baptist Church

43 John Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 753-4991
Services: Food distribution on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Leominster Spanish American Center

Basement of SAC Office,
112 Spruce Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-3145
Visit: Monday and Wednesday–Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Leona E. Fleming Food Pantry Fitchburg/Leominster CAC – Fitchburg, MA – Food Assistance
62 Normandy Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-8617

Food Pantry: Monday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; Tuesday, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Lighthouse Mission Food Pantry

165 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Hours: Every Monday (except the 1st): 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Loaves & Fishes Pantry

Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester
90 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-1942
Services: Food distribution on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Mustard Seed

93 Piedmont Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 754-7098
Services: Food distribution for individuals on the third Friday of the month, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Outreach Ministry

24 Mulberry Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 791-0731
Services: Food distribution on Tuesdays only 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Orthodox Food Center

St. Spyridon Cathedral
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 791-7326
Services: Food distribution on Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pearl Street Cupboard & Café (United Way of Tri-County)

10 Pearl Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 370-4921
Pantry Hours: Monday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Wednesday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Café Hours: Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Quinsigamond Village Community Center

16 Greenwood Street, Worcester, MA 01607 (508) 755-7481
Distribution: Monday –Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Services: Food distribution

Rachel’s Table

633 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 799-7699
Services: Will pick up food from businesses and food institutions in Greater Worcester and deliver it to agencies that have feeding programs for the hungry.

Revival Church – Fountain of Life

23 Coral Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 791-5555
Services: Food distribution on Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Paul’s Outreach

19 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 791-8455
Services: Food distribution on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, pantry is also open on Thursday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Salvation Army – Framingham

30-45 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 875-3341
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)

South Worcester Neighborhood Center

47 Camp Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 757-8344
Services: Food distribution Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

South Worcester Neighborhood Ctr. – Green Island

50 Canton Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-4661
Services: Food distribution Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

South Worcester Neighborhood Ctr. – Lakeside Center

54 Circuit Avenue South, Apt. 1, Worcester, MA 01603
No Phone on site-call (508) 757-8344 (SWNC Camp Street)
Services: Food distribution Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. John’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

44 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 756-7165
Services: Provides free morning meals every weekday.

St. Vincent de Paul – St. Anthony’s Pantry

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
596 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-2555
Services: Food distribution on Thursdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Vincent de Paul – St. Peter’s Church

929 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 752-4674
Services: Food distribution on Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

United Neighbors of Cleghorn

18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-2069
Food Pantry: Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

United Neighbors of Fitchburg

18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-2069
Food Pantry and Clothes Closet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Veterans, Inc. Food Pantry

69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 791-1213 ext. 108
Services: Food distribution on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 10:00 am – 4:00 Veterans Identi cation is required.

Wesley United Methodist Church

Carty Cupboard
114 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-4191
Services: Food distribution on the 2nd and last Mondays of the month, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Fridays, 10:00 am – Noon.


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