serving Wachusett since 1995

P.O.Box 62
Jefferson, MA 01522
(978)563-1064
wfp@wfp1995.org
       


Location

WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION!!! We are located at Cream Crock Distributors, 50 Worcester Rd., Sterling as of July, 2013 Distribution. Our new phone number is 978-563-1064.

Volunteers

The Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer operation, including those who serve on our Board of Directors. As a volunteer, your time commitment can be

  • One hour per week collecting or sorting food donations
  • Three hours per month helping with food distribution
  • FRIDAY distribution day volunteers are needed from between 8:30 am and noon!!!

Volunteers are especially needed during large events such as the Annual Postal Food Drive or during the holiday season when families have increased need for food assistance. Contact Us for further information on ways to help.

Brochures are available upon request.

Donations

Our partner agency, The Worcester County Food Bank, acquires and distributes a monthly allotment of canned, dry, frozen and fresh food and grocery products, the majority of which is provided by the State (MEFAP) and the Federal Government (TEFAP). About 80% of the food we provide comes from the WCFB.

Bread and bagels are donated by Culpeppers Bakery and Shaw's in Worcester and The Bagel Inn and BigY in Holden.

Fresh fruit, vegetables and other groceries are supplied locally by the Big Y of Holden and Price Rite in Worcester.

About 20% of our food comes from food drives organized by local schools, religious and civic groups, and the generous contributions from the community at our drop-off sites throughout the region. Due to limited storage space and changing food needs, please Contact Us so we can assist you in organizing a successful food drive.

Non-perishable and unexpired food collection containers are available around the towns we serve including our site at 50 Worcester Rd (rte 12) in Sterling:

Holden/Jefferson Paxton Sterling Princeton
Big Y Richards Memorial Library Sterling Municipal Offices Princeton Post Office
LCU   Sterling Library Princeton Town Hall
Holden Senior Center      
Gale Free Library      
Holden P.O.      
Holden Town Hall      
Holden Chapel foyer      
Chaffin Congregational Church      
First Congregational Church      
First Baptist Church      
Jefferson P.O.      
Checkerberry Village      

Contributions

Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to us at:

Wachusett Food PantryP.O. Box 62Jefferson, MA 01522-0062

A receipt will be provided by return mail.