Who We Are
The NAC Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit emergency food pantry for Northbridge residents. Since 1988, we've been committed to ensuring our local families in need are able to put food on the table. We are partnered with the Worcester County Food Bank, where we receive monthly allotments of food through the MEFAP (state) program and the USDA (federal) program. We are also sustained by contributions from churches, corporations and individuals in the surrounding area. This allows us to serve more than 100 families per month.
In 2013, we partnered with Northbridge High School to create a community garden that supplies the pantry with fresh fruits and vegetables. Each year, the NPS Community Garden grows more than 2000 pounds of produce such as cucumbers, tomatoes and squash. Northbridge High School students are currently working towards creating a sustainability center that houses hydro- and aquaponics watering systems in order to provide our families with fresh produce year-round.