IMPORTANT NOTICE: All WCAC Head Start and Early Head Start programs will be closed through June 29, 2020. We will continue to provide updates through social media channels and ChildPlus for our families, including specific details related to pick up times and locations for Meals to Go programs being provided through the Southbridge and Webster Public School Systems.

See below for information about food, unemployment and mental health resources.

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In Southbridge:

Southbridge Public Schools will begin to serve meals to our students on Wednesday, March 18, due to the closure of schools in response to the Covid-19 virus. Meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday at

  • Eastford Road School,
  • Charlton Street School,
  • West Street School
  • Residents of Brookside Terrace will have these meals available within the complex.

Breakfast and lunch will be packaged together. Meals will be available for pick up only and must be taken home to eat. We will ask that when picking up meals individuals maintain approximately 6 feet distance from others and follow the directions of individuals providing the meals.

ESPANOL:Las Escuelas Públicas de Southbridge comenzarán a servir comidas a nuestros estudiantes el miércoles 18 de marzo, debido al cierre de las escuelas en respuesta al virus Covid-19. Las comidas estarán disponibles de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m., de lunes a viernes en

  • Eastford Road School,
  • Charlton Street School,
  • West Street School 

Los residentes de Brookside Terrace tendrán la comida disponibles dentro del complejo. El desayuno y el almuerzo se empaquetarán juntos. Las comidas estarán disponibles solo para recoger y deben llevarse a casa para comer. Cada sitio de comidas tendrá un lugar dedicado donde las comidas estarán disponibles. Le pediremos que cuando recoja las comidas las personas se mantengan aproximadamente a 6 pies de distancia de los demás y sigan las instrucciones de las personas que proporcionan las comidas.

In Webster:

During school closures FREE meals will be available to all residents 18 and younger starting Thursday March 19; Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Meals will be available at

  • Bartlett High School,
  • Webster Middle School and
  • Park Ave Elementary.
  • WCAC Head Start, 116 School Street, 11 am. -12 noon

Meals will be provided in a grab and go drive through and must be consumed off site. Please check the Webster Public Schools website www.webster-schools.org for menu updates and potential expanded sites.

ESPANOL: Las Escuelas Públicas de Webster comenzarán a servir comidas gratis a los jovenes menos de 18 a partir el jueves 19 de marzo, debido al cierre de las escuelas en respuesta al virus Covid-19. Las comidas estarán disponibles de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m., de lunes a viernes en

  • Bartlett High School,
  • Webster Middle School y
  • Park Ave Elementary.

Las comidas estarán disponibles solo para recoger y deben llevarse a casa para comer. Por favor vean el sitio de web www.webster-schools.org por el menu y posibilidad de mas ubicaciones. Gracias.

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STATEMENT FROM WCAC

In the wake of the murder of Mr. George Floyd, we are still searching for words adequate to express our disgust and horror over the actions of those responsible for his death; our deep sadness for Mr. Floyd’s family, friends and community; and our anger over the repeated dehumanizing and fatal oppressive actions that threaten our nation. On behalf of the Worcester Community Action Council, we unequivocally condemn the police brutality that led to Mr. Floyd’s death. We join the call for justice, unity, peace and reform.

Worcester Community Action Council is directly and indirectly affected by the tragic events in our country that have reopened wounds that were never healed.  Our board of directors, staff and clients feel the impact of these events in deeply personal ways, and struggle with the feelings of fear, mistrust, separation, and anger.  We stand together in solidarity with the thousands of peaceful demonstrators across the country who are demanding justice for Mr. Floyd and an end to the systemic and intentional acts of oppression imposed upon communities of color.  George Floyd is now among countless, precious Black lives lost due to the imbalance of power in this country that has been perpetuated by racism.  Systemic racism must end.  We must hold ourselves accountable as allies to act as a relentless force for positive change.

Community Action was created in 1964 from the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the federal Economic Opportunity Act in the “War on Poverty”. In our role in the community, WCAC must renew and strengthen our calls for an end to the poverty and inequity that threaten our society.

We will be a strong voice against injustice, oppression and hate by advocating for policies that create equitable access to education, health, social and economic systems.

We will continue to work to stabilize individuals and households through our programs while deepening our resolve to create economic self-sufficiency through financial building blocks.

We will continue our leadership role in the City of Worcester’s Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in partnership with the Worcester Police Department and Worcester Public Schools, recognizing youth employment and education are pathways for success.

We will continue to invest resources in our youngest children across Southern Worcester County from ages zero to five as we help prepare them for long-term success in school and life.

We will use our agency’s purchasing power to support African American, Latinx and Immigrant- owned businesses by purchasing goods and services.

We will support a diverse staff at all levels to work within our own agency staff to examine, change and navigate ourselves and our community into a just and equitable era.

We will listen to the needs of our community and routinely shift our work to address these needs directly.

We will partner with you, and like-minded organizations, to support initiatives that help our community heal, unify, and become stronger.

Together, we can make meaningful reforms, and change the course of the future for our children.

Signed,

Marybeth Campbell, Executive Director                    Noreen Johnson Smith, WCAC Board Chair

Statement endorsed by WCAC Board of Directors 6/2/2020