Hunger is not just about lack of food. It’s also about lack of nutritious food. Here at The Food Bank, our dedicated Nutrition department addresses the connection between food and health by leading programs in the community, and educating our neighbors in need so they can make healthier choices. Drawing upon their years of experience, they share their knowledge and improve clients’ health by raising awareness of the foods they eat.

Diabetes Workshop, Springfield Family Resource Center

Our Nutrition team regularly leads free workshops throughout the community on basic nutrition and healthy eating. Topics include eating well with diabetes, shopping & cooking on a budget, nutrition for seniors, healthy eating for kids & teens, and many more.

Nutrition and Hunger

Nutrition Tips

Below is a schedule of upcoming workshops, demos and tastings open to the public. Stop by and learn how you can eat healthier on a budget.

Upcoming Nutrition Events

Date Event Location Time Contact
Tues. Nov. 5 Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop Bernardston Senior Center 20 Church St. Bernardston 1 – 2:30 p.m. no contact
Thurs. Nov. 7 Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration River Mills Senior Center 5 West Main St. Chicopee 10 – 11:30 a.m. Casey Conroy 413-534-3698 Ext. 118
Tues. Nov. 12 Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop Hatfield Council on Aging Our Lady of Grace Church 2 School St. Hatfield 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. Geralyn Rodgers
Wed. Nov. 13 Healthy Holiday Eating Cooking Demo Agawam Senior Center 954 Main St. Agawam 10 – 11:30 a.m. Kristina Lynch 413-821-0605 ext. 5
Thurs. Nov. 14 Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop Mercy Life 200 Hillside Circle West Springfield 1 – 2 p.m. no contact
Fri. Nov. 15 Cooking Demonstration Northampton Survival Center 265 Prospect St Northampton 11 –1 p.m. no contact
Tues. Nov. 19 Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Belchertown 9:30 – 11 a.m. no contact
Fri. Nov. 22 Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop The American Inn for Retirement Living 1 Saw Mill Park #1 Southwick 2:30 – 4 p.m. no contact