Among all client households served by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, 71% are food insecure, according to the U.S. government’s official food security scale.
Next event date and location to be announced.
Food for Today is a hunger simulation workshop created by Hunger Task Force, an anti-hunger agency located in Milwaukee. This program has been adapted by The Food Bank to fit demographics for Western Massachusetts.
Food for Today is designed to demonstrate some of the root causes of hunger and the challenges some people face in obtaining food in Western Massachusetts, throughout the state, and across the country. In 90 minutes, the workshop will simulate three days in the life of someone facing hunger or food insecurity.
The simulation serves as a tool for discussion about food security and the importance of community advocacy. It engages participants intellectually, physically, and (we hope) emotionally. It is meant to motivate people to take action in the fight against hunger.
During Food for Today, participants have to budget their allotted income, deal with social service agencies, and shop at local food outlets to provide food for themselves and their families.
If you have any questions, please email Education Coordinator Jerod Shuford or call at (413) 247-9738 x. 114.