Rachel's Table: Feeding the hungry in Worcester

Rachel's Table: Hotline 508.799.7600

This past fiscal year, Rachel's Table distributed about 183,000 pounds of donated food and almost 38,000 gallons of fresh milk.

Children's Milk Fund

Who Are Our Recipients?

Agencies that currently receive food and/or milk for their clients include:

  • Abby's House
  • Aids Project Worcester
  • Bridge House
  • Carol Schmidt Village
  • Catholic Charities Food Pantry
  • Central Mass. Shelter for Homeless Veterans
  • Centro Las Americas
  • Chelsea House
  • Crozier House
  • Daybreak
  • Faith, Inc.
  • Florence House
  • Friendly House Neighborhood Center
  • Friendly House Shelter
  • Granite Street
  • Green Island Neighborhood Center
  • Greater Worcester Housing Alliance
  • HOAP
  • Jeremiah's Inn
  • Kid's Cafe of the Boys and Girls Club
  • Maranda's House
  • Mustard Seed
  • Pernet Family Health Services
  • Quinsigamond Village Community Center
  • Safe Haven
  • Sagamore Road Shelter
  • Salvation Army
  • South Worcester Neighborhood Center
  • St. John's Food for the Poor Program
  • St. Paul's Outreach
  • Teen Parent Program - YOU, Inc.
  • Thom Worcester Area Early Intervention Program
  • UMASS Intervention and Family Support Program
  • Youville House

  Donate Food, Money, Time  

Want to volunteer your time? Find out how here.

How to Donate Food

To donate food, leave a message on the Rachel's Table food donation telephone number: (508) 799-7600. A volunteer will return your call.

Please let us know:

  • Date and time of your call.
  • Your name and phone number.
  • A brief descriptions of the amount and type of food for donation.
  • Your deadline for pick-up.

Rachel's Table will pick up and deliver any food, fresh or cooked, that is in good condition, from growers and businesses. We often transport catered food, vegetables, casseroles, pizzas, fruits, etc. as long as they are in good and safe condition.

Food accepted for donation must be properly cooled or frozen. Donor guidelines are available. Note that donors are protected by the Good Samaritan Act

There is no cost to the donor..

In fact, businesses can receive a tax credit at the year end for the cumulative donations. State and national laws protect the donor from liability resulting from the use of donated food. Talk to us about organizing a food drive.

Cook a meal with your friends . . .

Get a group together and cook a meal that will be delivered to a shelter. Click here for full instructions!

There are lots of ways to help.

How to Donate Dollars

Hundreds of hungry people in Worcester seek food assistance daily. Often they are families with young children whose paycheck does not stretch far enough to cover the basic necessities.

The poor economy, high utility and gas prices and lack of affordable housing prevent many working parents from being able to provide nourishing food for their families.

We accept online donations . . .

Click here and you'll be taken to a webpage where you can donate online (using a credit card) . It's a simple and secure 3-step process! Thank you for your support!

At Rachel's Table, we combine food donated by the community along with purchased fresh milk to provide meals for local people in need. It costs Rachel's Table approximately $3,000 each week to provide milk to thousands of hungry children in Worcester.

In addition to the work of over 70 volunteers, when funding allows, Rachel's Table purchases fruits and vegetables for Worcester's Summer Meal Program for children and $3,000 for special food for the homeless helped by HOAP.

This past fiscal year (2017-2018) Rachel's Table distributed about 183,000 pounds of donated food and over 37,000 gallons of fresh milk! Our administrative costs are only 7% - that's cost effective, so a donation wll be well spent! Special food drives collect 2 tons of non-perishable food for our pantries.

Rachel's Table is proud to have been chosen for inclusion in The Catalog of Philanthropy (Massachusetts 2000). Charities are selected for general excellence, cost-effectiveness, and teaching value about philanthropy.

Rachel's Table is also a recipient of the Points of Light award and the Congressional Hunger Committee's Victory Against Hunger Award, and was honored by Project Bread. Rachel's Table was featured in City Living Magazine, on BostonVoyager Magazine, and on television on Sundays with Liz Walker.

Your entire donation is tax-deductible. We are covered by the Federal Tax ID number of the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts. Our Federal Tax ID number is available on request. Using your employer's Matching Gift Program will make your donation go further. Please use our online donation facility (click here). If you prefer, you can use the US Mail - forward your contributions to:

Rachel's Table
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Want to make a gift or make a donation in memory of someone special? We're happy to send a card to notify whoever you would like, if you send us a name and address.

Rachel's Table   633 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. (508) 799 - 7699

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