The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts receives donation for ‘Brown Bag: Food for Elders’ Program

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 […]

Food Bank seeing an increase in need

(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 […]

Pedal away hunger with Will Bike 4 Food

(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 […]

Gov. Baker unveils program to help food-insecure families across MA

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.

Elected officials working to end food insecurity in Massachusetts

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.

State putting up money to help with dining, retail logistics

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 […]

State House: Covid-19 update in Massachusetts

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.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts gets help to feed local residents

(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 […]

The Latest: Tokyo Olympics unrealistic without a vaccine?

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Head of Japan’s medical association: Olympics difficult without vaccine. — Trump projecting coronavirus deaths […]

Massachusetts legislature sets up coronavirus working groups

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 […]

Monte’s March X looks to provide 1,000,000 meals for the valley

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.

Will Bike 4 Food

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.

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