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
Friday January 3rd Balanced Diet for a Healthy Weight Workshop Gandara Center 33 Arch St Springfield 1-2pm
Monday January 6th Balanced Diet for a Healthy Weight Workshop The American Inn for Retirement Living 1 Saw Mill Park # 1 Southwick 2:30-4pm
Friday January 10th Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention GVNA Healthcare 489 Bernardston Rd Suite 207 Greenfield 10-11am
Tuesday January 14th Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop Highland House 250 Oak Grove Ave Springfield 1-2pm
Wednesday January 15th Food Sampling Neighbors Helping Neighbors 30 Carew St. South Hadley 12:30-3pm
Thursday January 16th Shopping on a Budget Workshop Emerson Manor 114 Emerson Rd Longmeadow 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday January 22nd Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop Falcon Knoll 28 Miles Morgan Ct Wilbraham 1-2pm
Thursday January 23rd Diabetes Prevention and Management Workshop Independence House 1475 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield 12-1pm
Friday January 24th Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop Hadley Council on Aging 120 Russell Street Hadley 12:30-2pm
Wednesday January 29th Food Sampling St. Joseph’s Pantry 414 North St Pittsfield 9-10am