Foundation today announced the awarding of $50,480 to 19 organizations as part of the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger. Those who received funding will create innovative and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger through advocacy and programs that incorporate practices that have shown promise throughout the country or in Worcester County.

“Many of the best approaches to addressing hunger arise from local communities and organizations working together,” said Jean McMurray, executive director of the Worcester County Food Bank. “We're excited that the Fund is a meaningful resource to the efforts of many community partners.

The non-profit organizations and their programs receiving grants to end hunger are:

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester


Kids Cafe

Catholic Charities Worcester County


Homeless Prevention Program - SNAP

Centro, Inc.


Community Support Program for Food Assistance

Community Harvest Project, Inc.


Farming Equipment

Dismas House of Central Massachusetts


Recovery Grows Worcester

Friendly House


Food Pantry Operations

Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc.


Food Distribution - Tasting Tuesday

Gedakina, Inc.


Nature's Gardens

Growing Places Garden Project, Inc.


Healthy Food Access at Farmers Markets

Jeremiah's Inn


Nutrition Center and Community Garden

Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center


Food Pantry Operations

Our Father's House, Inc.


Fitchburg Community Food Pantry

Rachel's Table


Rachel's Table Food Rescue Program

Rainbow Child Development Center


Nutrition education program

Regional Environmental Council


Incentive Program at Farmers Markets

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts


Cultural Food for Body and Mind

Spanish American Center


Food Pantry Operations

Webster Public Schools


Park Ave Elementary School Breakfast in the Classroom

YMCA of Central Massachusetts


Garden Program at Central Community Branch