Volunteer Orientations of 2015!
Tuesday, June 9th @6PM

Volunteers are a crucial part of The Food Bank’s work. If you are energetic, reliable, caring, and cooperative, please consider joining our volunteer group!

Questions should be directed to Erin Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator, at (413) 247-9738 x128 or sullivane@foodbankwma.org.

‘Get into the Act’ for Older Americans Month

In May, the nation will be celebrating Older Americans Month to recognize seniors’ contributions and provide them with resources to stay healthy and active. Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how seniors are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Throughout the country, older Americans face a number of unique challenges that contribute to food insecurity. Many seniors are living on fixed incomes that often force them to choose between paying for healthcare or prescriptions and buying groceries. Although food insecurity affects people of all ages, seniors are particularly vulnerable because they have unique nutritional needs related to aging and/or medical conditions.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is committed to providing seniors throughout our region with the food they need to stay healthy and active. From our Brown Bag: Food for Elders program, to our Mobile Food Bank, to our SNAP Outreach efforts, we have helped older Americans throughout Western Massachusetts obtain the nutritious food they need.

You can take action and help this most vulnerable population. There are many volunteer opportunities within our special distribution programs. By attending The Food Bank’s next volunteer orientation on May 12, you can learn how to support our efforts to feed our neighbors in need.

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