1 in 8 people in Middlesex County is food insecure.

Hunger is a year-round struggle.

The majority of food donations comes in November and December as holiday gifting, but feeding hungry neighbors is important throughout the year, especially in the summer when kids are home and not receiving school breakfasts and lunches.


1 in 8 residents in Middlesex County is food insecure. This equates to more than 100,000 people who do not have, “reliable access to enough healthy and culturally appropriate food” on a daily basis (definition courtesy of Food Forward Organization, Feeding America).

4.7 Million

In 2021, 4.7 million pounds of food was distributed at the county food bank, REPLENISH, formerly known as MCFOODS.

The 4.7 million pounds represented food donations from food drives and permanent food collection sites as well as financial support used to purchase additional food for the more than 150 pantries in the network.

Feeding Middlesex County and REPLENISH

REPLENISH is the county food bank that serves 150 food pantries, social service agencies and houses of worship in Middlesex County. They are a government organization fully supported financially by the Middlesex County Board of Commissioners.

Feeding Middlesex County is a 501c3 non-profit charity. We are a total volunteer organization that raises money to purchase food for the food bank. We also accept in-kind (food) donations to then give to REPLENISH. Feeding Middlesex County grants to food pantries for non-food necessities (i.e. shelving, transportation, refrigeration, etc.). 

Together, FMC and REPLENISH partner to create events such as Dine Below the Line and drive-by food drives. We volunteer at events like Plays in the Park and more.