ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:
This program provides area residents with emergency food provisions. The goal of this program is to reduce hunger among Worcester families and increase their chances of self-reliance by distributing quality food provisions and making appropriate referrals to other services and programs.
Centro Las Americas (CLA) operates the second largest food pantry in Worcester. During the 2009 program year our food pantry served over 17,000 individuals. This represents a 5% increase over the previous year. In addition, there was a 7% increase in the number of families receiving some type of federal assistance. The reality is that the number of families who experience food insecurity is increasing dramatically.
CLA's food pantry works in collaboration with the Worcester County Food Bank and other area food pantries to serve this growing need. And while 83% of those served are Latino, we are here to serve all area residents in need. Our professional staff and volunteers will see to it that everyone who comes is served with respect and dignity.
FUNDING AND SPONSORS:
Funded mainly by the City of Worcester's Community Development Block Grant, Project Bread, and with support from the Worcester County Food Bank.
VOLUNTEER & CONTACT INFO:
Form more information or to register for this program, please contact Madeline Alvarado at: 508-798-1900 x 241.
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