Massachusetts Food Banks >> Hatfield Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Hatfield MA

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Hatfield, MA 01038
Details: The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to work with our community to reduce hunger and increase food security. In Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties in western Massachusetts, approximately one in every eight people suffers from chronic food shortages or needs emergency food assistance. In some areas, rates of hunger and food insecurity are more than six times higher than the Massachusetts statewide average. Since 1982, The Food Bank has been working behind the scenes of charitable organizations that provide food to people in need in western Massachusetts. Our 300 member agency programs include meal sites, food pantries, homeless shelters, childcare centers, and elder programs. Each year we distribute more than six million pounds of food to these agencies to help feed people in need. At the same time, we are implementing long-term projects to fight the underlying causes of hunger. We know that hunger will continue to increase unless we work towards changing the conditions that create it in our communities.