The Worcester Housing Authority is launching a new pilot program that will provide 12 meals per month to over 1,000 residents who live in six of the authority's properties, according to the Telegram & Gazette.
The Food Matters program, which is launching in mid-October at Webster Square Towers, Elm Park Tower, Pleasant Tower, Murray Apartments and Wellington Apartments, will provide people with "shelf stable" meals — which means the food is nonperishable without refrigeration, according to the news outlet. The program is in partnership with healthcare company Renaissance Medical Group, which is providing the meals.
Options include chicken and rice, seasoned macaroni with beef or vegetarian lentils. Other options are in the works, and the program is slated to expand to other Worcester Housing Authority properties in the future.
As food prices and inflation continue to rise, residents in the included buildings are automatically signed up for the program.
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