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United Way Combat Hunger


United Way Volunteer Center needs your help to raise funds for 22,000 meals that will be packaged by local volunteers for local food pantries. 

You can help support this great cause by Donating . Click to give now. 


$10 for 29 Meals

$20 for 58 Meals

$100 for 294 Meals



Help us feed local families who are going hungry right here in North Central Massachusetts. Statistics don’t always tell the whole story.  1 in 4 or 5 children are food-insecure.

What does that mean for our community? In Gardner, 840 children don’t have enough food; Fitchburg, 1,845; Leominster, 1,855; Athol, 530. In the 22 communities we serve, it means too many kids don't have enough food. 


A staggering 49 million in America, including 1 in 4 or 5 children, are food-insecure. 37% of young families in our country live below the poverty line (the highest level on record). We have local food banks and local food pantries and schools that would like more meals than we can produce. 

Through our partnership with Outreach Inc., we are able to package a meal that will feed a family of four for .38.  And best of all, they taste great and are healthy. 

For our community to thrive, everyone needs food security. It is critical—especially for children—to have healthy and nutritious meals so they can learn, grow and be successful. 

The United Way of North Central Massachusetts serves the communities of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Baldwinville, Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Petersham, Pepperell, Phillipston, Royalston, Shirley, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon.

To learn more, please contact Fran Longton at United Way 978-345-1577, ext. 311.