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.
The second annual Western Massachusetts Hunger Summit was a successful gathering of many of those engaged in the fight against hunger and leaders and experts in the field of hunger relief. The Summit featured workshops on topics ranging from how to run a better nonprofit to how to build strong local food systems for everyone. Panelists for each workshop included local, state, and national experts on hunger and food insecurity. Many thanks to all of our panelists and to our Keynote Speaker, author and activist Mark Winne.