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.

Nutrition Coordinators Mary and Diane lead a Microwave Cooking Workshop

Nutrition Coordinators Mary and Diane lead a Microwave Cooking Workshop

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.

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. May 9 Cooking Matters Pop-up Grocery Store Tour Sav-A-Lot 459 Main St. Indian Orchard 10 –11:30 a.m. Registration Required: Community Survival Ctr. (413) 543-3930
Wed. May 17 Cooking Matters Pop-Up Grocery Store Tour Seniority House 307 Chestnut St. Springfield 1 – 2:30 p.m. Registration Required: Contact Helen Manning (413) 731-5988
Thurs. May 18 Cooking Matters Pop-up Grocery Store Tour Leyden Woods Pantry 24 Leyden Woods Lane Greenfield 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Registration Required: Contact Abdoul Samake (413) 774-2272
Tues. May 23 Food Sampling and Healthy Recipes Workshop Amherst Survival Center 138 Sunderland Rd. Amherst 1:30 p.m. No Registration Required.
Fri. May 26 Healthy Food Sampling Event VFW American Legion Food Pantry 144 old State Rd. Lanesboro 11 a.m. No Registration Required.