Each year, Worcester’s Friendly House, along with the Worcester Sheriff’s Department, WPI’s Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and other local sponsors, work together to collect food for a Thanksgiving meal program.
This program provides local families with a luxury that they may not otherwise be able to have: a Thanksgiving dinner.
Our mission is give these families a chance to spend their Thanksgiving holiday not worrying about putting food on the table.
Last year, the food drive was able to collect almost 193,000 pounds of food, and this year, the group is looking to raise the bar to 200,000.
All of the donations will be distributed by Friendly House to local families in time for the holiday season.
In addition to serving food to families in need, Worcester’s Friendly House also hosts a variety of after school programs for local youth at their facility and continues their work year round to support our Worcester community.
This is everyone’s chance to pitch in on the effort.
Collection bags will be distributed out to homes through most sections of Worcester on Sunday November 8th with a collection returning on Saturday the 14th.
This is an opportunity to make monetary or non-perishable food items.
Please take full opportunity to help us work to fight hunger in our Worcester community this holiday season!