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 a solution to eliminate the root causes of hunger. 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.

View Advocacy Policy Priorities

Take Action

Sign up for Advocacy Alerts

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.

Sign up for Advocacy Alerts

Help Close the SNAP Gap

There are currently more than 1.35 million MassHealth recipients who are also potentially eligible to receive SNAP benefits. Creating a single application portal for these programs would streamline the process and make it possible to apply for both programs at once. You can support your community by urging your state legislator to “close the SNAP Gap.”

Learn more

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.

Share your story

Will Bike 4 Food | Sunday, September 25

Register today for the 6th annual WB4F charity cycling event! Cyclists of all ages can pedal towards a Western Mass. without hunger.