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Worcester County Food Bank Data, January - June 2022

Number of Worcester Residents Receiving Assistance from Food Pantries
Number of Worcester Residents Receiving Assistance from Food Pantries, Includes Repeat Visits
Number of pounds of food Worcester County Food Bank has distributed to Worcester-based agencies – this is the equivalent of 1,512,100 meals

Of the Residents Assisted:

are 4 years of age and younger
are between 5-17 years of age
are between 18-64 years of age
are 65 years of age and older

For the fiscal year 2022 (July 2021 – June 2022), Worcester families went to food pantries an average of 5 times.

Massachusetts SNAP GAP

SNAP is not reaching everyone that it can and it leaves thousands at risk of hunger. Currently in Massachusetts, there are more than 1.35 million MassHealth recipients who are also potentially eligible to receive SNAP. However, only 785,800 of them actually are receiving SNAP benefits, leaving more than 570,000 people without SNAP benefits — otherwise known as the “SNAP Gap.”

An interactive map with numbers on SNAP and MassHealth recipients.

Social Vulnerability Index of Worcester

A census tract level composite measure, used for determining communities that will likely be in need of support before, during, and after emergency events. SVI calculations are based on measures associated with socioeconomic status, household composition, minority and language status, housing, and transportation.

Social Vulnerability Index of Worcester
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The Worcester Regional Research Bureau in partnership with the Task Force on Food Security has created an interactive map.

This map allows the user to interact with the location of food resources and data covering a wide range of socio-demographics.

Interactive Map