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.

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 May 3rd, Prediabetes and Carbs Workshop, Springfield rehab 417 Chestnut st Springfield MA 10 to 11 am.

Thursday May 5th, Nutrition and wellness Workshop, Grace House, 143 West Northampton Ma, 9am 10 am.

Wednesday May 11th, Cooking well with a microwave, Seniority House 307 Chestnut st Springfield Ma, 11 to 12 pm.

Wednesday May 11th, Smart shopping on a budget, Bay meadows Apartments, 100 bay rd Springfield Ma, 2 to 3 pm.

Wednesday May 18th, Diabetes and prevention, Bay Meadow Apartments, 100 Bay Rd Springfield Ma, 2 to 3 pm.

Tuesday, May 24th, Client Choice Agency Training via zoom