Massachusetts food bank >> Hatfield Food Assistance >> The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

  • Name: The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • Address: 97 North Hatfield Road
  • City: Hatfield, MA 01038
  • Phone: 413.247.9738
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  • Counties Served: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire
  • Basic Programs: Fresh Produce, Salvage, Purchase Program, TEFAP, Other Service : Public policy advocacy & education, Nutrition Education, Food Stamps, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution, On-Site Agency Shopping, Farm/Orchard/Raise Fish
  • Description: 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.

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