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Action Alert: Protect Immigrant Families From Hunger

Once again, we’re sharing the entire text of the recent letter from Worcester County Food Bank’s Director of Advocacy, Liz Sheehan Castro. Please take the time to learn about the proposed changes to the definition of “public charge” and what it could mean for immigrant families, including many of our friends and neighbors here in […]

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Action Alert: Breakfast After the Bell Call to Action

Got an extra minute or two today? We’re 2/3rds the way through #HungerActionMonth. Today is a great day to take action against hunger. We’re sharing the letter sent out by Liz Sheehan Castro, advocacy director for Worcester County Food Bank in support of Breakfast After the Bell. Why Breakfast After the Bell Currently, there is […]

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Action Needed: Support HIP Funding

Support HIP Funding  – A Message from Martha and Liz We need your help to support HIP funding and ensure that the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) is fully funded for the upcoming year. We’re encouraged that our Massachusetts legislators recognize the importance of this vital program, but it needs more support. Please read the letters […]

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Action Needed TODAY: HIP Funding!

Your advocacy is working! Thanks to your calls and emails, the House Ways and Means Committee included $2.15M for HIP funding in the supplemental budget bill that will be voted on THIS MORNING. That money will allow HIP to continue through June, avoiding the planned suspension of the program entirely.That’s just a first step, though. […]

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Action Alert: Support HIP!

Why We Need You to Support HIP Now The Massachusetts legislature is currently setting its budget priorities for the 2019 FY budget. We’re asking the legislature to include $6.2 million in the budget to support HIP for FY2019. Your legislators need to hear from you about the importance of HIP. Legislators have until this Friday, […]