About 13% of Western Mass. residents are food insecure, a rate higher than any other food bank service area in the state.
Volunteer Orientations of 2014!
• Tuesday, Aug. 12th
6 – 7:30 PM
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 email@example.com.
A new study by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Feeding America revealed that an estimated 122,400 people in cities and towns across Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. This includes more than 33,000 children and 20,800 seniors. On average, clients are visiting The Food Bank’s network programs 9.5 times per year. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to our neighbors in need.
September is Hunger Action Month, a time when The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unite and ask everyone to take action to fight hunger in their community. It is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more people than ever before. During Hunger Action Month, you can take action to raise awareness of food insecurity issues and reduce hunger in your community.
Download the 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar
By following the 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar, or other opportunities found on our website, you can become a hunger action hero. Find a way that’s right for you to make a difference by donating, advocating or participating. Join The Food Bank as we lead the community to end hunger.
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