SMOC Food Drives

Upcoming Collection Dates:

  • Thursday, September 29th
  • Thursday, October 27th
  • Thursday, November 17th (our usual Thursday is Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, December 22
  • Collections take place from 4:30 to 5:45 pm at UUCSW’s Ruggles Street door.

    Please consider participating in our monthly food drives to benefit the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) which provides meals for people in Worcester. They are especially in need of: 6-8 ounce juice boxes/pouches; fresh fruit, especially apples and clementines; 16 oz. packages of bologna, pre-packaged; and boxes of chewy/soft granola bars.

    Please reach out to Libba Moore at ahead of time if there’s a better time for you. Food will be delivered to SMOC the Friday immediately following each collection date. Thank you for your help with this.

    Help UUCSW Help People in Need

    SMOC in Worcester has identified the need for clothing, especially for men. Donated items can include: new socks and underwear, and gently used sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, and jeans. Please bring your donations to UUCSW on the same day/time as the monthly food drive. If this timing does not work for you, please reach out to Nancy Siegal at or Pauline Sciarappa at for other options. Thank you in advance for your generosity!