GOYA donates 40,000 lbs of food to local food bank

Hampshire County

Forty thousand pounds of food was dropped off Wednesday at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

GOYA donated 20 tons of their products to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to help feed families in need across the region.

Food Bank workers off-loaded a GOYA food truck Wednesday afternoon at their warehouse in Hatfield. The products include canned beans,vegetables, soup, and rice. 

The food will be distributed to food pantries and other food bank member-agencies throughout the pioneer valley. Among them; Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen in Chicopee and the Northampton and Amherst Survival Centers.

Chris Wojcik, marketing and communications manager for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts told 22News, “We rely on the donations of businesses organization individuals to really distribute the food from our warehouse in Hatfield.”

Wojcik said 223,000 people rely on food pantries and meal sites in western Massachusetts. 

Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 10 million pounds of food across all four western Massachusetts counties.  

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