Chicopee food pantry hits the road with a new mobile program

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry will take their mission on the road next week with a new mobile delivery program.

The new mobile food pantry will start distributing food and fighting hunger on November 4. The food truck will visit 16 locations across the city aiming to serve 150 to 200 families per two-hour visit. Lorraine’s and Theory Wellness will host a kick-off event on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen at 2:30.

Funding for the truck was donated by Theory Wellness, a recreational marijuana business based in Chicopee.

“With their generous donation and our ability to get out to homes in need it was a no brainer that we would start a mobile food pantry,” said Executive Director Ruben Reyes of Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.

“It was a very easy decision for our team to say, ‘We’re gonna cover this and we wanna see this program succeed,'” said Thomas Winstanley, VP of Marketing at Theory Wellness.

Reyes told 22News, this donation from Theory Wellness means a lot to Lorraine’s because they haven’t had as many fundraisers or donations as they had in years past.

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