Many families in our community are facing food insecurity for the first time. We have discovered that the struggle to feed their loved ones will only intensify during the upcoming holidays. Due to the pandemic, many grocery stores are not able to hold their usual holiday food drives, which will inevitably reduce food donations for holiday meals at our local non-profits. The United Way of Central Massachusetts is partnering with Friendly House and Pernet Family Health to provide festive holiday meals for those in need. Food donations will be accepted and can be arranged for pickup until November 18th!

Here’s How You Can Help Those In Need

Donate Via Credit Card Or Venmo

Donate Non-Perishable Food Items

Most In Need For Holiday Meals:

  • Stuffing
  • Canned Gravy
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, etc.)
  • Cake and/or brownie mix
  • Aluminum roasting pans

Always Appreciated Foods:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Sauce (canned only)
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Healthy Snacks – granola bars, dried fruit
  • Cereal
  • Spices & condiments
  • Low sodium broths, soups, stews, chilis

 

Cultural Food List Compiled By Catholic Charities Worcester

*** Note: Unopened food only, please. NO perishables. NO glass. ***

 

FOOD DROP OFF DETAILS:

Food donations will be accepted and can be arranged for pickup until November 18th!

Questions? Please contact Meghan Maceiko at meghan.maceiko@unitedwaycm.org

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About The Event

Many families in our community are facing food insecurity for the first time. We have discovered that the struggle to feed their loved ones will only intensify during the upcoming holidays. Due to the pandemic, many grocery stores are not able to hold their usual holiday food drives, which will inevitably reduce food donations for holiday meals at our local non-profits. The United Way of Central Massachusetts is partnering with Friendly House and Pernet Family Health to provide festive holiday meals for those in need.

Here's What You Need To Know

1) This is a virtual race that you can complete anytime between November 1 and 15. Run alone or ask others to join your virtual team!
2) Pick your own route to run or walk 5K (3.1 miles). Feel free to use your favorite fitness tracker or app to track your route.
3) You get a free t-shirt for completing the virtual race! More details to follow on how to get your t-shirt.
4) Don’t forget to take pictures and share on social media using #UWCMTrotForTurkeys! Let your friends know the great work you are doing to support our community.
5) Have fun and stay safe!