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
Thurs. Sept. 5 Brown Bag Food Sample Amherst Senior Center – 70 Boltwood Walk Amherst 2 –4 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 6 Food Sample Berkshire Food Project – 134 Main St. North Adams 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 7 Food Sample Becket Federated Church – 3391 Main St. Becket 9 – 11 a.m.
Fri. Sept. 13 Brown Bag Food Sampling Belchertown Senior Center – 60 State St. Belchertown 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fri. Sept. 13 Heart Healthy Cooking Demo Council on Aging Town of Huntington – 24 Russell Rd. Huntington 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mon. Sept.16 Balanced Diet for Healthy Weight Workshop South County Senior Center – 67 North Main St. South Deerfield 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 17 Prediabetes Workshop Belchertown Senior Center – 60 State St. Belchertown 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Wed. Sept. 18 Prediabetes Workshop Claire Teague Senior Center – 917 South Main St. Great Barrington 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon. Sept. 23 Heart Healthy Cooking Demo Agawam Senior Center – 954 Main St. Agawam 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Thurs. Sept. 26 Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop RiverMills Center – 5 West Main St. Chicopee TBA