The Food Bank’s future, larger and greener Food Distribution Center and Headquarters

For those of you who missed the “memo,” The Food Bank reached its Feed-Lead-Strengthen Capital Campaign goal at the end of 2022!  Construction is on track of our future, larger and greener food distribution center and headquarters in Chicopee.  The building is buttoned up for the winter, all the concrete floors have been poured and the interior walls are going up.  If all goes according to plan, we’ll move there in September!

Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director, sums up what we all feel at The Food Bank: “We’re in awe of the overwhelming support we received for our future home in Chicopee from so many individuals, businesses, and foundations across all four counties of Western Massachusetts and beyond as well as significant investments from state and federal governments.  No small part of this achievement was the exceptional hard work of the committed volunteer members of our three county capital campaign teams.  We thank them all!”

Charles D’Amour, Honorary Chair

Hampden County Team

Ruth Griffiths, Chair

Victor Woolridge, Honorary Chair

Mary Adler

Dave Cotter

Dianne Doherty

Sam Edwards

Sam Hanmer

Bill Harbison

Kate & Peter Pappas

Diane Troderman

Hampshire County Team

Suzanne Beck, Chair

Chia Collins & Michael Cohen, Honorary Chairs

Andrea & Bob Bacon

Kate Glynn

Rus Peotter

Franklin County Team

Honorary Chair: Betty Barker*

Andrea Leibson, Chair

Ann Barker

Ben Clark

Jason Heffner

Deb Klein

Dylan Korpita

Ted Pennock

*Betty passed away early in the campaign.  We honor her here for her steadfast commitment to The Food Bank and Western Massachusetts.

Capital Campaign Teams  Pledges Raised
Franklin (FK) $98,950
Hampden (HM) $646,980
Hampshire (HP) $849,250
Total $1,595,180

 

Our new home will be located in the City of Chicopee in the most strategic location available to meet the needs of all the rural, suburban, and urban communities of  Western Massachusetts for decades to come.

For more information on the planning that went into the new building, as well as a sneak peek at its progress, see the following article posted by our builder C.E Floyd.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Preconstruction Case Study

Media Coverage

The Food Bank launches 22M drive with major donations from Big Y, MassMutual

Construction begins for Food Bank's new Chicopee location

Construction begins on new Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Chicopee

Food Bank of Western Massachusetts breaks ground for new Chicopee headquarters

Food Bank of Western Massachusetts groundbreaking in Chicopee

 

Thanks to the following corporations and foundations for their support!