The Worcester Regional Food Hub is a collaborative that aims to support the regional economy and address food justice issues by expanding access to healthy, locally grown products. Co-led by the Regional Environmental Council and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the collaborative’s planning efforts have included stakeholder engagement and identifying opportunities for strengthening the regional food system and filling critical gaps.
Plans for 2016 include piloting several initiatives, including supporting food access projects, facilitating hub-to-hub relationships, and undertaking some food aggregation and distribution. The impact of the pilot-year initiatives will inform the final business plan and operational and financial model of the Worcester Regional Food Hub. Story courtesy of April Anderson Lamoreaux and Brian Monteverde