Happy National Volunteer Month!

This month, we want to take a moment to recognize the tireless work of our volunteers, from events, to the farm, and everyone helping in the warehouse, office, and with our partners across Western Massachusetts.

“We are very grateful to all our volunteers for donating their time. Their dedication and positive energy brings so much joy to our work. Thank you for your impact on our organization and on our community, we couldn’t do our work without you!”

– Alex Santiago, Volunteer Coordinator at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts


Please join us as we take a moment to highlight and appreciate the work of our incredible volunteers!

Food Bank Volunteers helping with check-in at Will Bike for Food.

Linda Milewski volunteering in the Food Bank sorting room.

“I have volunteered at The Food Bank for over 21 years! To volunteer is very important to me, especially feeding those in need. Remember, no one should go hungry or feel they have to go without food. Thank you so much to all the warehouse staff.”

-Linda Milewski

Volunteers and staff member Allison Callahan on the Cultivating for Community Parcel on the Second Food Bank Farm.

Gayle Sullivan volunteering in the Food Bank sorting room.

“I feel like I am making a difference in people’s lives when I volunteer with The Food Bank. When sorting food in the warehouse during my usual Tuesday morning shift, I enjoy being active and busy . . . time just flies. I share a wonderful energy with all the other volunteers and staff. As like-minded people, we know that our efforts are helping feed our communities.”

-Gayle Sullivan

Volunteers at a Brown Bag: Food for Elders site at the Pittsfield Senior Center.

Linda LeVitre volunteering in the Food Bank sorting room.

“I have been a volunteer at The Food Bank for over 10 years and I enjoy the diverse group of people I volunteer with. I also enjoy the flexibility of schedule and the variety of tasks needed.”

-Linda LeVitre

A corporate volunteer group from Eversource in The Food Bank sorting room.