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Jeremiah’s Inn 30th Annual Food Drive

June 3-9, 2024 

Worcester families need your support. In Massachusetts nearly 500,000 people are facing hunger – 119,000 are children. One in twelve people in Worcester County does not have enough nutritious food to eat, according to WCFB. Shoppers are paying up to 7% more for dairy products, 10% more for processed food and vegetables, and 5% more for meats. Even those who do not rely on food assistance have been forced to make cuts in the family food budget. Experts predict the loss of extra food assistance will push low-income recipients off, what is called, a “hunger cliff.”

Jeremiah's Inn - 2020

In order to empower families within our community to not only survive but thrive this summer, we organize our Annual Food Drive during the week of June 3-19, 2024. This impactful event will take place at both Shaw’s Supermarket locations in Worcester. By replenishing our pantry for the upcoming bustling summer months, we aim to support local parents in providing nourishing meals and essential household items to their families, regardless of the challenges they may face.

Monetary donations are the simplest and most cost-effective way to contribute. With these funds, we can procure food wholesale at a more affordable rate than at regular grocery stores. Additionally, storing pallets of items is more convenient than managing individual cans and boxes. Alternatively, you can lend your support by browsing our Amazon Wish List, which features numerous highly sought-after items, and they will be conveniently shipped directly to us. Your contribution will go a long way in making a positive impact.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to hold a food drive for us or volunteer at our event on the 8th or 9th. 

Food & Essentials Wishlist 

  • Food Items
  • Rice (White and Basmati)
  • Pancake and Baking Mixes
  • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Salmon)
  • Dry Beans (Kidney, Black, Garbanzo, Pinto)
  • Canned Beans (Kidney, Black, Garbanzo, Pinto)
  • Flours (Wheat)
  • Cooking oils (All types)
  • Special Diet Items (Vegan, Gluten, Nut, Soy-free, etc.)
  • Nuts and seeds (All types especially almonds and peanuts)
  • Cereal
  • Red Lentils
  • Shelf Stable Milk (Canned Coconut Milk, Sweet and Condensed Milk)
  • Canned items (Corn, Diced Tomatoes, Green Beans)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Breads (All types, and Gluten-free)
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers (All types, Gluten-free)
  • Granola Bars
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Dried fruits
  • Herbs and Spices (All types)
  • Honey
  • Stocks (Veggie, Chicken, Beef)
  • Baby items
    • Diapers
    • Wipes
    • Formula
    • Baby food
    • Desitin
  • Household items
    • Disinfecting cleaners
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Detergents (laundry & dish)
  • Toiletries
    • Feminine hygiene
    • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Antiperspirant