71% of the people we serve live in poverty. Nearly half of them have had to choose between buying food and paying for utilities, rent, mortgage or medical care.
Last Volunteer Orientation of 2013!
Tuesday, December 10th,
6 PM-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.
The 2nd annual Valley Gives celebration of generosity is drawing closer. On December 12, you have the opportunity to support The Food Bank with a charitable donation. Last year we received over $57,000 to help our family, friends and neighbors in The Pioneer Valley fight hunger. We need your help, once again, to ensure that the more than 135,000 people in Western Massachusetts will know when their next meal will be. Check out our official Valley Gives page.
Every year, from October 1-December 31, dozens of local retailers help support The Food Bank through our Check-Out Hunger fundraiser. Participating retailers display a placard with coupons for $1, $3, or $5 donations to The Food Bank. Read more…
December 6 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Party with a Purpose at Oak Ridge Country Club
Kangen Legacy Team presents food, music, and entertainment – Admission free with donation of two non-perishable food items.
December 8 | 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Portraits for Humanity at Easthampton Community Center
$25 Portraits by Lola & Sam Photography and HMRobertsFineArt Photography. Proceeds benefit The Food Bank.
December 14 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Make a monetary donation to The Food Bank and get a free photo with Wally from The Red Sox!
Presented by The Holyoke Blue Sox at The La Quinta Inn, Holyoke Ma.
*Non-perishable food items will also be accepted. Season tickets to The Blue Sox available at a 10% discount.
Now – December 6
Webster Bank – 16th Annual Food Drive
Donate non-perishable food items to your local branch.
Now – December 20
Gary Rome Hyundai Food Drive
Stop by Gary Rome in Holyoke and drop off your non-perishable food items to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Now – December 31
Big Y Foods – Sack Hunger Program
Purchase a Sack Hunger bag of groceries for $10 and Big Y will send it to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts!
Congress has returned from Thanksgiving break and Farm Bill negotiations are heating up. We need you to Please use your voice on behalf of hungry families in our community.
SNAP helps those in need boost their monthly food budgets. The Food Bank offers advice and application assistance to those interested in enrolling. Learn more about SNAP, find out if you’re eligible, and contact our SNAP coordinators: 413-247-9738
This month, The Food Bank will be available at the following locations to assist the community with the SNAP application process and to answer any questions regarding SNAP.
December 11 | 10 AM – 1 PM
Chicopee Public Library (449 Front St.)
December 18 | 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Berkshire Athenaeum – Pittsfield Public Library (1 Wendell Ave.)
*Concerned about the recent November 1st SNAP cuts? Here’s everything you need to know.