End-of-summer drive to benefit Worcester County Food Bank

8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

A summer-end food drive to help the Worcester County Food Bank is underway at UMass Medical School.

“It is not unusual for the Food Bank to face periodic shortages, and unfortunately that currently is the case,” said James B. Leary, vice chancellor for community and government relations, whose office is sponsoring the drive. “Members of the UMMS community can help the Food Bank replenish its supplies by donating healthy, non-perishable items.”

Donation bins are located in the medical school lobby, Lazare Research Building lobby, Sherman Center lobby and South Street (Shrewsbury) lobby from August 8 to August 30.

The Worcester County Food Bank plays a critical role in addressing hunger and improving health, collecting and distributing donated food through a network of 149 partner agencies to help feed hungry people living in 60 Central Massachusetts cities and towns.