September is Hunger Action Month and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is asking everyone to join together to help those who are dealing with food insecurity.
HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A generous donation is expected to help feed hundreds of families across western Massachusetts. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts received a donation from Barnhardt Manufacturing Company to provide hunger-relief to western Massachusetts families. According to a news release sent to 22News from The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, $10,000 will help […]
Greenfield Mayor Roxann Wedegartner has declared September as Hunger Action Month in Greenfield.
An emergency food pantry that was established in Chicopee a year ago to assist furloughed federal workers, is helping families suffering from the financial fall-out from the CoronaVirus Pandemic.
(Mass Appeal) – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has seen a marked increase in demand for it’s services, including many people who are new to the program. Director of Programs, Christina Maxwell, joined us with more. According to Maxwell, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has found way to help people with food insecurities […]
(Mass Appeal) – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ popular fundraising event, Will Bike 4 Food, is going virtual this year. Jillian Morgan, corporate relations officer, joined us with details. Due to the coronavirus, the demand for food has increased, so this fundraiser is more important than ever. People can even participate with an at […]
A generous donation is expected to help feed hundreds of families across western Massachusetts.
In metro Boston, the governor has the option of using things like the T and The Ride to deliver groceries to families in need but in western Massachusetts, that isn’t really an option so local food banks are forced to get creative.
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Stop and Shop’s 30 annual Food for Friends campaign has raised more than $1.3 million that will be used toward 13 regional food banks in the Northeast to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Antonacci Family Foundation will be announcing donations that will be distributed to local communities Wednesday morning in Hatfield.
Price Rite Marketplace announced the totals of its fundraising efforts last fall.
Big Y has graciously donated $125,000 once again to support the rise in food insecurity.
The Governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders have directed $41 million to address food insecurity, and a good portion of that money could go to communities in the western part of the state.
Thousands across the country and western Massachusetts are facing food hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOSTON (SHNS) – In recognition of the fact that many cities and towns might have to change the way some public spaces like sidewalks and parking spaces are used in order to accommodate expanded outdoor dining and socially distance queuing outside of retail stores, the Baker administration is making $5 million in grant funding available […]
A week ago today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that he was ready to move Massachusetts into the second phase of its economic reawakening, which included restaurants opening for outdoor dining and retail stores welcoming limited customers back inside.
“Giving Tuesday” has become a tradition at the beginning of the holiday season. But with many non-profit organizations hurting around the world, it’s seeing a comeback in May.
For those of you who didn’t know, Tuesday was National Superhero day!
MGM Springfield announced Friday they will donate more than 5,000 pounds of food to Open Pantry.
(Mass Appeal) – The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts’s Covid-19 Response Fund is helping many local organizations to continue their life-saving work during this pandemic. One of these organizations receiving help is The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Andrew Morehouse tells us how their mobile food bank program is helping those with food insecurities in […]
This week on 22News InFocus, learn about the many resources available for financially struggling people to get nutritious food during this crisis.
Food banks are seeing an increase in people needing their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oasis Food Pantry typically serves 500 people during their weekly food distribution. However, last week that number grew to a little more than 2,300 people.
Dunkin’ has announced $50,000 in grants to support western Massachusetts health and hunger relief, including Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
United Way of Pioneer has donated 5,000 frozen meals to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
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The organization on the receiving end of that money locally is ‘The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.’ It’ll receive an immediate donation of $25,000.
Big Y World Class Markets donated $125,000 to local food banks to help them feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
MGM began dropping off food Tuesday night to first responders. Hundreds of cooked meals were delivered to emergency room workers at Baystate Medical Center.
Saturday night was the start of the “Blink your Light Campaign,” to honor healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
MGM Springfield may be closed for two weeks, but the casino’s food is not going to waste
BOSTON (SHNS) – The Massachusetts House is turning to a group of representatives with emergency response, public health, and nursing and medical backgrounds to provide leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Working groups are taking shape in both the House and Senate as the Legislature searches for ways to take up bills at a time when […]
March is National Nutirition Month, and the Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association celebrated on Sunday with its annual 5-K benefit.
22News is Working For You with what’s open and what’s closed during the coronavirus public health crisis.
It was a day of appreciation for the Walmart on Boston Road. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno even declared Monday Walmart Store 1967 Day.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has received $15,000 from Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Foundation through the company’s “Fill Your Tank Program.”
A Springfield agency concerned with the plight of the poor, predicts that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Food Stamp regulations will work a hardship on many western Massachusetts families in need.
Students all over the country rely on school for at least one meal a day and a brief school vacation can cause a struggle for some of these students.
Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry faces a familiar winter crisis.
Spare Time Entertainment and the City Sports Grille in Northampton hosted their 5th annual Wildcat Night before Thanksgiving fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Monte’s March just wrapped up in Greenfield after a two-day walk that started in Springfield.
For the 10th year in a row, 93.9 The River’s Monte Belmonte will lead a 43-mile march from Springfield to Greenfield, to raise awareness about hunger in our region.
Monte Belmonte, from WRSI 93.9 The River, and Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, previewed Monte’s March X. Monte’s March X will be November 25 & 26, walking from Springfield to Greenfield. For more information, you can head here or call 1-(888) 323-HOPE.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts held its ninth annual “Will Bike 4 Food” charity cycling event in Hatfield Sunday.
The Freedom Credit Union held community shredding events Saturday across western Massachusetts.
You can help the hungry and win a free ticket to Six Flags!
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts fundraising event, Will Bike 4 Food takes place on Sept. 29 at the Hatfield Lions Club Pavilion in Hatfield.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts received a $38,254 donation from Stop and Shop through its annual Food for Friends campaign.
Senator Eric Lesser is scheduled to give the keynote address at the western Massachusetts Transportation Forum in Northampton Friday morning.