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Ask your financial advisor about reduced and/or tax-free wealth replacement options that maximize the tax-free income received by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

What Can I Give?

You can change the lives of individuals today and tomorrow with giving options that express your philanthropic goals, while supporting and stabilizing the essential mission of The Food Bank – to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.

How Do I Make a Planned Gift?

Contact our Donor Relations department at donorrelations@foodbankwma.org or call us at (413) 992-6262 to learn more about how to put your generosity into action. Planning now can make a difference in your community tomorrow.

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Download our Planned Giving Brochure (PDF)

Questions?
Contact donorrelations@foodbankwma.org or 413-247-9738 ext. #108.


The Food Bank’s impact:

Food Distribution We continue to increase distribution of healthy food to more than 225,000 individuals, including fresh produce, dairy and meats, making up more than half of our total.

Emergency Food Network We provide food to our member agencies of pantries, meal sites and shelters, as well as our own direct-to-client feeding programs.

Food Bank Farm Since 1992, we have owned a 59-acre farm in Hadley, stewarded by a local CSA farmer, who grows and delivers approximately 112,500 lbs. of USDA-certified organic vegetables annually in lieu of cash rent.

Brown Bag: Food for Elders Every month, we deliver a bag of groceries to elders at 50 senior centers. Last year, more than half a million meals were distributed to 7,100 elders through this program alone.

Mobile Food Bank We distribute fresh vegetables monthly in 26 neighborhoods with high concentrations of food insecurity. Up to 250 residents receive a bag of groceries at each site, totaling more than 1.3 million nutritious meals annually.

Partner Capacity Building We provide an array of capacity-building assistance to our member agencies, coordinating best practices workshops and ServeSafe courses, capacity building grants and networking opportunities.

SNAP Outreach & Enrollment Every year, we assist more than 1,000 people in applying for SNAP benefits, resulting in $2 million in annualized economic impact.

Nutrition Education We touch more than 5,000 people annually at workshops, grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, nutrition nudges, and food safety trainings for member agencies.

Coalition to End Hunger Launched in 2017 with facilitation support from The Food Bank, more than two dozen community partners — government, private for-profit and non-profit businesses — collaborate to address the underlying causes of hunger.