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Food insecurity in our community
Communities in Worcester County experience high rates of poverty and food insecurity, particularly in the city of Worcester, where the poverty rate (20%) is nearly twice that of the state (11%) and county (10%).
Inequities in healthy food access and community food security have been exacerbated and made more visible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. REC seeks to address the disparities in food access seen in our communities.
of children in the Worcester communities REC serves live in a family unable to meet their basic needs for food
of Massachusetts residents are food insecure
Black and Latino/a/x Massachusetts families with children are experiencing food insecurity
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