At least 12.5% of Western Massachusetts residents are living below the poverty line, and that number is growing.
In 2012, Hunger Action Month was a great success and raised awareness not only across Western Mass but across the country. This year, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, along with Feeding America, is providing a whole host of activities for you to take part in to make a difference during Hunger Action Month. You can participate in Food Bank activities like our first ever Family Volunteer Day or our Will Bike 4 Food fundraiser. Or, you can take action from home by hosting an activity from our Hunger Action Month Toolkit, like organizing a group discussion about a Hunger related book or film, or writing to a newspaper editor about hunger. We also have a wealth of suggestions on how you can use your social media know-how to contribute, like tweeting about hunger or participating in a Facebook “Orange Out”. Check out our Hunger Action Month calendar below for suggestions and important dates.
Go Orange - Help us kick off our month-long effort to raise awareness orange in support of hunger-relief. Encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to join you and don your best orange attire! Share how you go orange with us on Facebook or Twitter.
Family Volunteer Day - The Food Bank is excited to announce our first ever Family Volunteer Day, Sunday September 8th. All ages are welcome! Visitors will chose between a host of activities including educational programs for youth, a tour of our warehouse and a host of volunteer opportunities so that you and your family can join in the fight against hunger.
This local ride for a local cause brings together cyclists of all ages and levels as they pedal toward a common destination: a community without hunger.
2013 promises to be the most family-friendly WB4F yet. No matter what your age or experience, there’s a route for you: 10 miles—perfect for families with kids and beginners; 25 miles—great for those who are more comfortable with a longer ride; 50 miles—for cyclists who take their rides seriously; 100 miles—this ride is for the experts.