Mission: The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.

Vision:  A western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food.

Preamble to Values:  Everyone has a right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances.

Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

Feed our neighbors in need by providing more meals to more people more equitably

  • By 2025, we close the meal gap by distributing at least 11.6 M meals annually through food acquisition, distribution, and SNAP enrollment.
  • We prioritize child and elder hunger.
  • By 2025, the Meals per Person in Need (MPIN) in each of the four counties falls within an equitable range.
  • We increase the distribution of healthy food and increase the sources of nutritious food assistance to the Network.*

*The Network – the regional emergency food network composed of members of The Food Bank AND The Food Bank.

Lead and engage the community to end hunger

  • We steadily cultivate existing and new donors and volunteers to support The Food Bank.
  • We inform and educate the public about hunger, its underlying causes and its impact on households.
  • We advance the innovations of the Coalition to End Hunger (coalitiontoendhunger.org)
  • We lead the Network and the community in advocating for policies that address and end hunger.
  • We increase brand awareness of The Food Bank.

Strengthen The Food Bank and the Network to operate responsibly, effectively, safely and sustainably

  • We have effective and efficient practices to support The Food Bank and its programs.
  • We undertake a successful comprehensive campaign to assure resources to sustain our strategies.
  • We use data and technology to inform and implement our strategies and measure effective performance.
  • Our employees and board of directors are engaged and committed to The Food Bank’s mission and vision.
  • We serve the needs of our Network by facilitating ongoing communication to and from our members.
  • We support disaster response best practices with the Network and the community.
  • We support the Network to close the Meal Gap.