May 29, 2023


Be Inspired By Food

Worcester Regional Food Hub receives $3 million federal boost for Union Station headquarters

Marle Towne shows her Indonesian-inspired food products to U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, left, and U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern during Thursday's announcement of federal funding for the Worcester Regional Food Hub at Union Station in Worcester.

WORCESTER — A $3 million financial investment from the federal authorities put the Worcester Regional Food Hub about the leading on its designs for a new headquarters within Union Station that will grow its kitchen area and food stuff offerings.

Shon Rainford, director of the Worcester Regional Food stuff Hub, stated during Thursday’s funding announcement at the town landmark that it will be a huge change from the organization’s current functions.

The house will have a lot more chilly storage and incredibly hot storage, enabling for the Meals Hub to bring more foodstuff from location farmers.   

“We have even larger equipment, improved tools. We’re heading to be able to create distinctive sorts of food,” Rainford claimed.   

U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern speaks Thursday at Union Station in Worcester.

The Meals Hub offers shared kitchen area room for startup businesses and operates a wholesaling procedure to distribute nearby food item to space establishments, restaurants and marketplaces. Alumni include downtown doughnut shop Glazy Susan and the Just one Love Cafe Jamaican cafe at the Worcester Community Industry. 

The transfer to Union Station will permit the Meals Hub to conduct its overall procedure out of 1 place. The hub will work out of the Greendale People’s Church kitchen on Francis Street and has a warehouse on close by Rockdale Avenue.