Carty Cupboard Food Pantry

Carty Cupboard Food Pantry

Located in Wesley United Methodist Church
114 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
508-799-4191, ext. 213

Serving those in need in Worcester County since 1982.

The food pantry is open most Wednesdays for food distribution from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Please check the church calendar.

For questions or if you are interested in donating to the pantry please call the number and extension listed above for more information.

Please Note:  During the winter, if school is canceled, the food pantry is closed. You can call the church office or check the calendar to see if we will be open.


What Is The Carty Cupboard?

The Carty Cupboard Food Pantry is a food assistance program run by volunteers. It is located at Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.

This program is named in memory of Deaconess Bessie Carty. She spent 50 years of her life, between 1905 and the time of her retirement in 1955, providing faithful and compassionate service to her church and the local community. She was devoted to helping people in many different ways, but her focus was on making sure people were not hungry.

Carty Cupboard has been in operation for over 30 years. Today the focus of Deaconess Carty’s legacy is very simple and direct…

Carty Cupboard helps to feed hungry people.

The program strives to provide a three-day supply of food for hungry individuals and families who find themselves in need. This food is available to anyone seeking assistance regardless of age, gender, nationality, immigration status, religious affiliation, or personal circumstance. Carty Cupboard client’s names are kept confidential.

How The Program Works

Getting the Food

Thousands of pounds of food are purchased and donated throughout the year. Meats, bread and other bakery products are donated weekly from area supermarkets. Volunteers make bi-weekly pick-ups of discounted food from the Worcester County Food Bank. Bags are then packed in preparation for distribution.

We are very fortunate to receive donated food and money from several local churches, schools and organizations.

Food Distribution

A group of dedicated volunteers distributes food to all seeking assistance. At this time we serve approximately 300 families a month. The cupboard is fortunate to have the diverse talents of our faithful volunteers who support this community service year round.