5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - September 22

 by Tom MarinoSeptember 22, 2022
Last Updated September 22, 2022 5:50 AM

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today's edition - Thursday, September 22 - Holy Cross is hosting a forum on hunger with congressional representative Jim McGovern, Worcester DPW is hosting an Urban Forestry Master Plan meeting today, join in on the first ever Women Veterans' Family Day, QCC hosts a ribbon cutting for its HomePlate Food Pantry and the Worcester Bravehearts announce a fall clinic at the Bancroft School.

Holy Cross to Host Forum on Hunger

Holy Cross will host Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) for a forum discussion titled “Building the Political Will and Moral Courage to End Hunger in America,” on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4:30 PM.

The forum will address the problem of hunger, our moral imperative to end it, and ways the Holy Cross community, as individuals and as an institution, can affect change.

For the first time in more than 50 years, the White House will convene a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health next week to bring attention and drive solutions to national food insecurity and diet-related disease.

Also joining the forum:

  • Holy Cross alumnus Erin McAleer, CEO and president of Project Bread;
  • Jean McMurray, executive director of the Worcester County Food Bank;
  • Winton Pitcoff, director of the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative.; and
  • Phoebe Wong, first-year Holy Cross student and panelist at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on September 28.

Urban Forestry Master Plan Meeting

The Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks holds a public meeting on an Urban Forestry Master Plan today - Thursday, Sept. 22.

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM at Stearns Tavern at 140 Mill Street.

The meeting will include a presentation, an overview of results of an online survey and an information gathering session to help develop the final plan.

Women Veterans' Family Day

Join the first ever Women Veterans' Family Day at Green Hill Park on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Admission to the event is free. Register here.

QCC Hosts Ribbon Cutting for HomePlate Food Pantry

Quinsigamond Community College (CCC) hosts a ribbon cutting for its HomePlate Food Pantry and Resource Center Friday, Sept. 23. The event takes place at the QCC main campus at 670 West Boylston Street in Worcester.

The HomePlate Food Pantry and Resource Center at QCC was developed to supports students dealing with food insecurity, as well as other critical life needs.

The center accepts donations at the drop-box located outside the Food Pantry, located in the basement of the administration building, Room B65A. Its most-needed items are:

  • On the go snacks such as granola bars, trail mix, etc.
  • Cereal
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Pancake/Baking Mixes

Bravehearts Host Fall Clinic at Bancroft School

The Worcester Bravehearts will host a fall clinic at the Bancroft School Field House, located at 100 Shore Drive in Worcester, from 4 PM to 6:30 PM daily during the week of Oct. 17-21. The clinic will feature live instruction from Bravehearts players, coaches and staff members.

Bravehearts Pitching coach Greg Stagani, who pitched for the team during their 2015 championship season, and Operations Manager Aaron Bolduc, who is a former pitcher at UMass-Boston, will lead the clinic. Local players from the 2022 Bravehearts roster will also be in attendance for the clinic.

The cost of the clinic is $45 per day, or $200 for the week. Sign up here or contact Operations Manager Aaron Bolduc at [email protected] or call the Bravehearts office at 508-438-3773 with any question.

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