About 13% of Western Mass. residents are food insecure, a rate higher than any other food bank service area in the state.
Feeding programs across western Massachusetts – including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, childcare centers, rehabilitation homes, and other programs serving needy people – are potentially eligible to become members of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Our service area includes Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties.
A variety of criteria and documentation must be met as part of the member agency application. For more information, please contact our Agency Relations department at 413-247-9738.
Overview of criteria for membership
Food Bank member partners include both Emergency Food Programs and Non-Emergency Food Programs. Emergency food programs are open to the public and include:
Non-emergency food programs include:
For details about the process of becoming a member program or agency, please contact our Agency Relations department at 413-247-9738.