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

We are in the final stretch of a major fundraising campaign to build a larger and greener distribution center and headquarters to provide individuals at risk of hunger and our partners with the best possible service. 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.

The Food Bank has revised its campaign goal to $26.4 million – up from the original $22 million – for two reasons:

  1. Increases in the cost of construction materials associated with disruptions to supply chains due to the pandemic.
  2. A Food Bank commitment to prevailing wages to uphold our mission, which helped secure a $5 million investment from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To date, we have raised 98 percent of our goal – with about $1.0 million more to raise.  Funding commitments include federal and state grants (24%), individual gifts (23%), federal New Market Tax Credit investment (25%), and corporate gifts (18%).

You are one of our most valuable resources. The Food Bank’s success relies on the participation and generosity of people like you who recognize that everyone has the right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances. Our campaign requires the skills, vision, time, and energy of community leaders. Please become a leader today and invest in the growth of The Food Bank to realize our vision of a Western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food.

 

 

More information

Food Bank Capital Campaign Case for Support (PDF)

Ways of Giving (PDF)

To make a secure donation

Please contact Natasha Schott at (413) 203-4803 or donorrelations@foodbankwma.org

All campaign questions

Please contact Hannah Moriarty at (413) 406-3054 or hannahm@foodbankwma.org

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!