At least 12.5% of Western Massachusetts residents are living below the poverty line, and that number is growing.
Together we can eliminate hunger in our communities. Did you know that each time a legislator hears from a constituent, they count it as representing much more than that one person’s opinion? The numbers below show just how much of a difference you can make by sending an email, writing a letter, or placing a call.
Be vocal on current anti-hunger and pro-nutrition legislation! When The Food Bank needs your support for particular legislation up for consideration, we offer an online letter writing tool to make it easy for you to contact your representatives. Check this page and our policy updates pages often for updates. You may also sign up for our Action Alert email list.
You CAN make a difference by urging government officials to support the policies described above that will help reduce hunger and increase food security in our communities. Visit congress.org to find out who are your federal, state, and local representatives.
For Massachusetts state officials, visit www.WhereDoIVoteMA.com. Call your legislators at the State House at 617-722-2000.
Other online tools for finding your government representatives include:
Massachusetts State Legislature
On-line locator tool for U.S. Congress