71% of the people we serve live in poverty. Nearly half of them have had to choose between buying food and paying for utilities, rent, mortgage or medical care.
Feeding programs across western Massachusetts – including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, childcare centers, rehabilitation homes, and other programs serving needy people – are potentially eligible to become members of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Our service area includes Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties.
A variety of criteria and documentation must be met as part of the member agency application. For more information, please contact our Agency Relations department at 413-247-9738.
Overview of criteria for membership
Food Bank member partners include both Emergency Food Programs and Non-Emergency Food Programs. Emergency food programs are open to the public and include:
Non-emergency food programs include:
For details about the process of becoming a member program or agency, please contact our Agency Relations department at 413-247-9738.