Food Insecurity in Western Massachusetts

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More than 211,000 individuals in Western Massachusetts face hunger.

Each week, 15,000 of our neighbors seek food assistance from The Food Bank and our member agencies.

In 2015, we distributed nearly 10 million pounds of  food to more than 200 frontline food providers and people in need across the region.

Of the people served by The Food Bank more than:

  • 27% are children under the age of 18
  • 12% are senior citizens

The months with the most amount of people served through our member agencies are June, July and August — a time when children are out of school.