Worcester County Food Bank Data, January - June 2022
Of the Residents Assisted:
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.”
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.
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.