Make the choice that’s right for you, and your values will live on…

Silas Kopf of Northampton explains why he supports The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and the importance of planned giving.

Ask your financial advisor about reduced and/or tax-free wealth replacement options that maximize the tax-free income received by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

What Can I Give?

You can change the lives of individuals today and tomorrow with giving options that express your philanthropic goals, while supporting and stabilizing the essential mission of The Food Bank – to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.

How Do I Make a Planned Gift?

Contact our Donor Relations department at or call us at (413) 203-4803 to learn more about how to put your generosity into action. Planning now can make a difference in your community tomorrow.

Download our Planned Giving Brochure (PDF)

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The Food Bank’s impact

Food Distribution – We continue to increase distribution of healthy food to more than 100,000 individuals monthly, including fresh produce, dairy and meats, making up more than half of our total.

Emergency Food Network We provide food to hundreds of our member pantries, meal sites and shelters, as well as our own direct-to-household feeding programs.

Food Bank Farm We own two farms in Hadley, stewarded by local farmers, who grow and deliver to us more than 100,000 lbs. of organic vegetables annually in lieu of cash rent.

Brown Bag: Food for Elders – Every month, we deliver a bag of groceries to elders at 51 senior centers. Last year, more than half a million meals were distributed to 7,100 elders through this program alone.

Mobile Food Bank – We distribute fresh vegetables biweekly or monthly in 27 neighborhoods with high concentrations of food insecurity. Up to 250 residents receive bags of groceries at each site, totaling more than one million nutritious meals annually.

Partner Capacity Building We provide an array of capacity-building assistance to our members, coordinating best practices workshops, ServeSafe courses, capacity building grants, and networking opportunities.

SNAP Outreach & Enrollment – Every year, we assist more than 1,000 people in applying for SNAP benefits, resulting in $2 million in annualized economic impact.

Nutrition Education – We conduct educational events annually, including workshops, grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, nutrition nudges, and food safety trainings for our members.

Coalition to End Hunger – Launched in 2017 with facilitation support from The Food Bank, more than two dozen community partners — government, private for-profit and non-profit businesses — collaborate to advance solutions to the underlying causes of hunger.


Contact or call (413) 203-4803.