WHAT WE DO

The REC fights for food justice across Worcester.

But, what exactly is food justice?

Simply put, it is:

Fair and equal access to healthy, sustainable and affordable food for all.

The REC’s Food Justice Program has established itself over the past 15 years as reliable and effective at promoting community leadership and creating access to food for Worcester’s most food-insecure communities by:

  • Developing and coordinating programs that bring community members together to address environmental justice issues in the places where we live, work, and play.

  • Organizing neighborhood residents–including youth–and training community leaders to tackle food justice issues in our neighborhoods.

  • Providing events and forums for food justice education, networking, visioning and problem-solving in Worcester and beyond.

  • Advocating at local, state, and national levels for public policies that foster food and social justice for healthy homes, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.

Both standing and mobile markets that are placed in the most food-insecure neighborhoods in Worcester.

Sold to and grown by Worcester residents

COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKETS

An urban agriculture-focused youth development and employment program for low-income teens.

Youth Growing Organics in Worcester

YOUTHGROW

A grassroots, city-wide community gardens network with more than 60 locations including schools, senior centers and more.

Urban Garden Resources of Worcester

UGROW

We host multiple community events throughout the year from Block Parties to Plant Sales!

Join us at our next gathering

EVENTS

See REC in the media as well as read past newsletters and eRECords.

Updates and information

REC IN THE NEWS

Please contact Director of Programs, Grace Sliwoski at grace@recworcester.org for more information on programs or how to get involved!

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