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.

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.

The Flexible Pantry: A Food Bank Cook Book

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

Tuesday June 7th, Healthy Hydration and Summer meals Workshop, Springfield Rehab, 417 Chestnut St Springfield Ma, 10 – 11 am.

Wednesday June 8th, Cooking for 1 & 2, Seniority House, 307 Chestnut St Springfield Ma, 11- 12 am

Wednesday 8th, Healthy Hydration and Summer meals, Bay Meadow Apartments, 100 Bay Meadow Rd, Springfield Ma, 2- 3pm.

Thursday June 9th, Balanced diet, Grace House, 143 West St, Northampton Ma, 9- 10 am.

Thursday June 23rd, Smart Shopping on a budget- Northfield Trinitarian Church, 147 Main St Northfield, MA, 5-6pm.

Thursday June 30th, Smart Shopping on a budget- Amherst survival Center, 138 Sunderland Rd, Amherst MA, 3-4 pm.