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Hunger Relief

Hunger Relief Resources & Food Access for Individuals

Food insecurity in Massachusetts still sits at 2x the pre-pandemic rate (Project Bread). Rising food prices continue to minimize the amount of food people can afford even if they work or receive government aid. Despite resuming work, many people still shoulder accrued debt and financial insecurity from the pandemic. Facing painfully higher daily costs, families must choose between essentials like medicine or food, sometimes sacrificing their health.

Hunger Relief Information

CHP employs a business-to-business model of food distribution. We partner with 26 hunger-relief agencies across central and eastern Massachusetts to ensure that the fruits and vegetables we grow get into the hands of our neighbors who are experiencing hunger. CHP partners with the following non-profit organizations:

Food Banks/Distribution Partners – Large aggregators and distributors of food that supply our produce to smaller agencies.

Pantries and Community Meals – Local emergency food services that are open to the public.

Residential Programs – Supported housing programs that are closed to the public.

Food as Medicine – Partnerships with health centers and medically tailored meal programs.

*Starred organizations represent Worcester County Food Bank partner agencies who receive direct produce distributions from CHP.

How to become a partner

Community Harvest Project adds new distribution partners periodically to increase the number of individuals that our produce reaches. Produce distribution windows vary according to the weather and crop yield, but typically take place June through October (exact distribution dates vary by partner).

If your agency already receives produce from a food bank or distribution partner like the Worcester County Food Bank, Boston Area Gleaners, Greater Boston Food Bank, or Spoonfuls you may already have access to CHP fruits and vegetables.

Prospective new CHP partners cannot have an existing distribution relationship with the Worcester County Food Bank, Boston Area Gleaners, Greater Boston Food Bank, or Spoonfuls. Potential partners must be able to pick up at one of our farms and have adequate refrigeration for fresh produce. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a partner please contact

Food Access for Individuals

While CHP does not distribute produce directly to individuals, we are committed to helping our neighbors connect with food resources. If you are experiencing hunger, please see our list of public-facing distribution partners. If there is not an emergency food source in your vicinity on our partner list, here are some additional resources to help you find food:

Reducing Hunger

Hunger exists because our society allows it to. We live in a modern world with the technology to grow, process, and store food to sustain our population. But, not all people have equal access to this food. There are many ways that individuals can work to reduce hunger in our local communities, as well as throughout Massachusetts and the country.


Maybe you’ve already volunteered at CHP – thank you! You could deepen your involvement as a Team Leader, Committee member, or Board member. Many pantries also seek volunteers to help distribute food.


Use your voice to speak up about the importance of local and national legislation to end hunger. Call your local politician to tell them what bills are important to you and your experience accessing food.

Massachusetts Bills:

Federal Bills:


Fund organizations like CHP and other non-profits that fight hunger at a local level.


Vote for politicians at every level of government that prioritize programs that are proven to reduce hunger, like SNAP and WIC.

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