The Need for Food Centers
The issue of hunger is growing in our country, and in our community. Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in New England, and it struggles to care for the needy among its population.
The slow recovery from the great recession leaves many—elderly, families with young children, and individuals—food insecure. Today there is an urgent need for food centers, providing hot meals and food packages to those without enough money to adequately feed themselves and their families.
St. John’s Church: Meeting Worcester’s Need
For many in our community, hunger is a daily struggle. St. John’s Food for the Poor Program provides hot, nutritious breakfast meals to those in need—5 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
Presently, we are able to serve 125+ people a day (which translates to 52,000+ annually) at the soup kitchen. The FREE food pantry distributes approximately 10,400 “to-go” food packages and 6,500 food boxes.
Sadly, the St. John’s Food for the Poor Program being run from below the church and rectory can no longer meet the increased demand of the desperately poor families, children, and individuals who depend upon the program for their food.
St. John’s Church is committed to reaching the $1.2 million dollar fundraising goal for the construction of a new FREE food pantry and soup kitchen on the property adjacent to the church and rectory at 44 Temple Street in the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts.
No man, woman, or child should ever be hungry.