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The State of Hunger in Worcester County – Observations from Lovin Spoonfuls Food Rescue

A year ago, Lovin Spoonfuls launched its Worcester route, rescuing excess food from supermarkets and other partners, and redistributing it to nonprofit partners that serve people in need throughout Worcester County. One year in, they’ve worked with 11 retailers and 31 nonprofit partners to rescue 288,000 pounds of food. In their latest blog post, the […]

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Help Pass School Meals for All

Low-income students rely on school meals for over half of their daily calories. Take action  if you believe all kids should receive the nutrition they need and deserve! Urge your legislators today: #FeedKidsMA #SchoolMealsForAll   An Act Relative to Universal School Meals (H.714/S.314) has been extended by the Joint Committee on Education! This is a […]

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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 […]