Volunteer Orientations of 2014!

• Tuesday, May 13th
6 PM – 7:30 PM

• Saturday, May 24th
10 AM – 11:30 AM

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.

April 2014 – Celebrating National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month — a time that we celebrate the people who generously donate their time and talents to support their community. The month also encompasses National Volunteer Week (beginning on April 6), which is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. By working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

Throughout the month of April, The Food Bank will be extending our gratitude and appreciation for all of our volunteers who make our work possible. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about our volunteers and what they’re doing to support The Food Bank’s mission to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.


With nearly 1,595 individuals providing service in the past year, our volunteers play a vital role in our everyday operations. The hours they share contribute to our programs and operations in many ways. Whether they are sorting food donations, assisting at special events, contributing to administrative responsibilities or helping at a community outreach program, they provide us with the additional resources we need to meet the demands our region.

In addition to celebrating the work our volunteers provide us, National Volunteer Month is also about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. The Food Bank provides individuals, schools, businesses and other organizations a number of volunteer opportunities each month.

Learn more about these opportunities and how you or your organization can become involved.



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Friday, April 25, 2014 | 6:30 PM – 10 PM

at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA
Presented by Bank of America

Help prohibit hunger while transporting back to the Roaring Twenties with an evening full of hot jazz, cool drinks, and good eats from the region’s finest restaurants and top chefs. Learn more…

In the Community