Each September, during Hunger Action Month, regional restaurants come together to support hungerprevention work during Fork it Over For Food, a campaign that raises funds to provide meals to neighbors in need. Fork it Over for Food proves that you can do more than simply feed people for a day — you can help end local hunger.

Diners at the following establishments will either be asked to make a donation at the end of their meals — 100% of which will be donated to The Food Bank — or the restaurant will offer a special promotion where a percentage of sales will be donated to help prevent food insecurity.

Participating Restaurants

Café Esselon
Hadley, MA
September 12 and 13
10% of all dinner sales donated to The Food Bank
Café Esselon is an award-winning bistro that serves a full dinner menu along with specialty coffees and more. They have a variety of dinner specials that use ingredients sourced from  local farms and businesses.


Packard’s Bar
Northampton, MA
Tuesday Trivia Nights
Packard’s will either donate your full, $10 admission fee for their popular Tuesday Trivia Nights to The Food Bank, or you can pay a reduced $5 fee along with a donation of non–perishable food items (with proper expiration dates) for admission. Enjoy home–style pub foods and drinks before the game begins.


Paul & Elizabeth’s
Northampton, MA
Donation request at the end of meal
Paul & Elizabeth’s, a family–run, macrobiotic establishment, located in Thornes Marketplace in Northampton, will ask patrons to make donations through Fork it Over for Food to help prevent hunger in the region. All proceeds will be donated to The Food Bank.


The People’s Pint
Greenfield, MA
Donation request at end of meal
The People’s Pint brews and serves craft beer and prepares a variety of meals with locally-sourced ingredients. The pub will ask patrons to make a donation through Fork it Over for Food to help prevent hunger in the region. All proceeds will be donated to The Food Bank.


For more information about how your restaurant can participate in Fork It Over for Food this September, simply send an email of interest to development@foodbankwma.org or call The Food Bank at 413-247-9738.