A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

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

35 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. 10
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
Office 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) 799-5009
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

35 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
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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 -NA
Food Pantry: Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

United Neighbors of Fitchburg

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

Veterans, Inc. Food Pantry

69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Main: (508) 791-1213  Food Pantry: (508) 769- 5795

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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