Reflections on Diet for a Small Planet

It’s been 50 years since the publication of an unlikely bestseller, a book that combined research, policy prescriptions, dietary advice and recipes into a quiet manifesto on the importance of food choices on our world. This year, as Diet for a Small Planet turns 50, the publisher and author are celebrating by releasing a new, […]


Action Alert: Help Strengthen Food Access

Hi, folks!   We’re sharing the latest action alert from FRAC, and asking you to please contact your legislators. Ask them to sign on to these priorities — and thank them if they already have. Your advocacy makes a difference! August recess is approaching. Now’s the time for anti-hunger advocates to go full throttle in […]

support restaurant meals program

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, […]

protect safety net access

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 […]

header image Main South Grown

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 […]