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Emergency Food Services


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’s Food Pantry and Community Service Center | 17 Charlton Street, Worcester, MA 01608

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Great Brook Valley | 176 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This program assists low-income families with emergency food.

There is no requirement of ID or proof of residency requested in order to get food.

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 CENTRO at the following phone number: 508-798-1900

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