About this Program

Emergency Food Pantry Services 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 operates the second largest food pantry in Worcester. In 2016, we served 22,550 individuals, 8,463 households , which is over 10% of Worcester’s population. That’s almost 600 people more than in 2015. We have distributed close to 400,000 pounds of food.

The reality is that the number of families who experience food insecurity is increasing dramatically.

CENTRO’s food pantry works in collaboration with the Worcester County Food Bank and other area food pantries to serve this growing need. While 83% of those served are Latino, we are here to serve all area residents in need. Our professional staff and volunteers will ensure that everyone who visits is served with respect and dignity.

CENTRO | Main Office
Emergency Food Pantry Services

Monday
8:30AM – 12:00PM

Tuesday
8:30AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday
8:30AM – 12:00PM

CENTRO | Great Brook Valley
Food Pantry Services

Monday
8:30AM – 12:00PM

Tuesday
8:30AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday
8:30AM – 12:00PM

This program assists low-income families with emergency food.

Required documentation

  1. Valid picture ID
  2. Proof of Address
  3. Proof of Income (Mass Health Card or EBT Card).

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 Information

For more information or to register for this program, please contact Merari Alvarado at the following phone number:

Merari Alvarado
Coordinator
508-798-1900 Ext 241 or 774-823-3722