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.
In July 2013, The Food Bank began its pilot program for the Mobile Food Bank – a delivery truck full of fresh and non-perishable groceries from The Food Bank’s warehouse, shipped directly to a community site at a prescheduled time for immediate distribution to residents.
In only the first six months of the program, a total of 127,646 pounds of food were distributed to more than 14,800 people (including 6,372 children).
The program reaches the underserved populations throughout Western Massachusetts that don’t otherwise have access to fresh, healthy foods. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and other healthy food providers.
The Mobile Food Bank has grown to now serve a total of 10 community locations across Western Massachusetts. We are continually working to expand to new locations in order to provide additional sources of food to families and individuals facing hunger.
For more information about how you can host a Mobile Food Bank distribution site, please contact The Food Bank at (413) 247-9738.
|444 Stockbridge Rd.||Community Health Programs||1st Tuesday of every month||12-1pm||413-528-0457|
|40 Leary Dr.||Beaudoin Village||1st & 3rd Mondays of every month||11-11:45am||413-539-2220|
|531 S. Summer St.||n/a||1st & 3rd Mondays of every month||2-2:45pm||413-533-4944|
|377 Appleton St.||Iglesias El Dios Incomparable||2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month||11-11:45am||413-539-9130|
|70 N. Bridge St.||n/a||2nd & 4th Fridays of every month||2-2:45pm||413-533-7201|
|171 Union St.||Dakin Humane Society||2nd & 4th Mondays of every month||2-2:45pm||413-858-3124|
|361 Sumner Ave.||Trinity United Methodist Church||1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month||2-2:45pm||413-737-5311|
|24 Moxon St. Indian Orchard||Moxon Apartments||1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month||2-2:45pm||413-737-9376|
|82 Division St.||North End||1st & 3rd Fridays of every month||2-2:45pm||413-695-6541|
|17 Convent Hill Rd.||Hillside Village Apartments||4th Thursday of every month||1:15-2:15pm||413-277-0426|