At The Food Bank, we lead the community in advocating for change, bringing issues of hunger to the forefront and empowering people to work towards developing solutions. As a hunger advocate, you can communicate with your legislator about local hunger issues and urge them to provide the resources needed to help end hunger. By lending your voice, you can bring positive change.

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Sign up for our Advocacy Action Alerts to stay up to date on government action and policies, as well as specific steps you can take to support our efforts. When The Food Bank needs your support for particular legislation up for consideration, we’ll send an Action Alert.

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Vote to End Hunger

The Food Bank is a member organization of the Vote to End Hunger coalition, a broad group of individuals and organizations committed to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030. We believe that it will take combined public and political will to do this. That’s why we are working together to elevate the issues of hunger in upcoming elections.

We’re asking local, state and federal candidates: “What will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the US and worldwide?” We’ll be sharing their responses on social media. Engage with The Food Bank on Twitter tagging @FoodBankWMA and @votetoendhunger, and using the hashtag #votetoendhunger.

Contact a legislator

You can make a difference by urging government officials to support policies that will help feed our neighbors in need throughout Western Massachusetts.

To identify your state and federal officials, visit

You can also call your state legislator at the Massachusetts State House by calling (617) 722-2000.

Share your story

Your personal story can serve as a powerful tool in putting a face to a solvable problem. You can help make a difference in the community by letting us know what impact food insecurity has had on your life, or on the lives of those you know. We will share these stories with our state legislators as we advocate for increased funding throughout the year.

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