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Jeremiah’s Inn 27th Annual Food Drive 

Families in Worcester need our help.  The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our community. Unemployment and health concerns, navigating the challenges of remote learning, and losing out on those meals that schools typically provide has dramatically increased the level of stress on households that were already finding it hard to make ends meet.   Food insecurity in Massachusetts has risen from 8.4% of house-holds pre-pandemic, to 17.5% of households at the end of 2020. Representing the largest relative increase of food-insecure individuals in the nation due to COVID-19, according to Project Bread‘s website. Last year, thanks to organizations and individuals like you, we were able to assist over 5,000 households representing roughly 14,000 individuals in Worcester who struggled with hunger and food insecurity.

Jeremiah's Inn - 2020
Jeremiah's Inn - 2020

To ensure that these families in our community have enough to thrive-not just survive this summer, we are holding our 27th Annual Food Drive sponsored in part by K-LOVE 107.3 June 7-13th 2021, at Shaw’s Supermarket on West Boylston St. We will have donation boxes available all week long see staff for details. 

You can also join us along with K-LOVE (10a-2p) on Saturday June 12thand Sunday  13th 10a- 6p where we be on site for some great music, games, giveaways, and food collecting!! 

A contribution today will help us stock the pantry for the busy summer months and assist us in helping local parents to provide wholesome food and essential items to their families despite all the obstacles. With your support, our vision to help people better their lives is clear. Life is better when you know where your next meal is coming from. Thanks in advance for making this a summer during which fewer parents need to worry about feeding their children. 

Become a 2021 Food Drive Sponsor

Get maximum visibility for your organization, business or for your school. There are different levels of sponsorship each with unique benefits. Return the form below to with check or receipt of online donation. 


Make a Monetary Donation

Monetary donations are the easiest most cost effective way to donate to the food drive. We can purchase food wholesale at a lesser price than at grocery stores, and pallets are easier to store than individual cans and boxes.   

Help Another Way

If you would like to hold your own Food Drive at your organization, school, or office or want to help raise funds virtually contact or fill out the form below indicating the Food Drive and we will contact you! 

Food Drive & Essentials Wishlist 

  • Rice 
  • Pancake Mix
  • Soups
  • Canned meats
  • Beans
  • Flours (all types)
  • Cooking oils (all types)
  • Special Diet items (vegan & gluten, nut, soy-free etc.)
  • Nuts and trail mix
  • Shelf stable box meals such as meal helpers and mac & cheese
  • Cereal 
  • Baby items
    • Diapers
    • Wipes
    • Formula
    • Baby food
  • Household items
    • Disinfecting cleaners
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Detergents (laundry & dish)
  • Toiletries
    • Feminine hygiene 
    • Toothpaste
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Antiperspirant 

If you have further questions or comments aboout the Food Drive you may use the form below to contact Alyssa Dancause. 

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1059 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 755-6403