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:
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.
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.
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, Rachel's Table is spending $15,000 - $20,000 to purchase 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 (2016-2017) Rachel's Table distributed about 130,000 pounds of donated food and over 40,000 gallons of fresh milk! Our administrative costs are only 7% - that's cost effective, so a donation wll be well spent! Last year, special food drives colleced 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: