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Action Alert: Support the Restaurant Meals Program

Background: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program generally does not allow the purchase of prepared meals with SNAP funds. For some SNAP recipients, this presents a difficulty because they may either lack the resources or the ability to prepare their own meals. The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows states to establish programs that allow the elderly, […]

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Action Alert: Protect Safety Net Access for Vulnerable People

Background: Over the past several months, the state has relocated Department of Transitional Assistance offices in several cities. In many cases, the relocation moves those offices from central locations to locations on the outskirts of a city. In Worcester, the offices relocated from downtown to Southwest Cutoff. For many clients and others in need, that […]

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Introducing Main South Grown

We’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of Main South Grown, a new Healthy Food Retail initiative, with special thanks to Main South Business Association, Main South CDC, City of Worcester Division of Public Health – Mass in Motion Program, Worcester County Food Bank, Central West Justice Center, Regional Environmental Council, Southeast Asian Coalition, MassDevelopment […]

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Action Alert: Pass COVID19 Funding NOW

Get your dialing fingers ready. This morning, we’re sharing the text of an email from Community Legal Aid’s Gina Plata Nino and asking you to take action, and then share widely.  The numbers listed below will connect you with YOUR senator, so you don’t even have to find a phone number!   Right now, a […]

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Tips for Planning a Successful Food Drive In A Hurry

A successful food drive takes a lot of planning. Organizations that run large-scale food drives often start planning and organizing months in advance in order to get all the logistics right. But what if you just had the brilliant idea of organizing a canned food drive just a few weeks before Christmas? Go for it! […]