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Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011

Starting on June 27, The Food Bank will begin “Mobile Mondays,” a short-term mobile pantry that will distribute free, frozen chicken to eligible households in Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties. As an easy-to-prepare and protein-rich food, frozen chicken is a valuable source of nutrients for hungry families.

After receipt of a large donation of frozen chicken, The Food Bank determined that setting up mobile pantries at targeted locations and distributing directly to the public would be the best way to ensure that this food gets to those who need it most in Western Massachusetts.  The chicken is also available to feeding programs which are part of The Food Bank’s network of member agencies.


  • Monday June 27 from 9 am-12 pm at the Roberto Clemente soccer field on Plainfield St. in Springfield;
  • July 11 from 9 am -12 pm at the Village Hillside apartments on 17 Convent Hill Rd. in Ware;
  • July 18 from 9 am – 12 pm at Community Builder at Leyden Woods on 24 Leyden Woods Ln. in Greenfield.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The Food Bank will be distributing the chicken to recipients who meet certain criteria. Recipients must qualify for SNAP, WIC, TANF, MassHealth, SSI, Fuel Assistance, Head Start, AFDC, or Veteran’s Aid or meet the following Household Income Guidelines:

Household Size Annual Income Maximum Monthly Income Maximum
1 $20,036 $1,670
2 $26,955 $2,247
3 $33,874 $2,823
4 $40,793 $3,400
5 $47,712 $3,976
6 $54,631 $4,553
7 $61,550 $5,130
For each additional person, add: +$6,919 +$577

No ID or income verification is required.  Self-declaration is acceptable.

Spanish speakers will be present on-site.

Quantities distributed will be based on household size.

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