Provides groceries to Westfield residents in need. About 1,200 people served monthly.
Provides clients the ability to apply for SNAP, WIC and Veteran’s Affairs referrals without going to Springfield or Holyoke. About 5-10 households make appointments per month.
Collaboration with the Westfield Community Partnership for Children. The Book Buddies program delivers books weekly to children ages newborn to 10. The program has no income requirements and is free. About 40 children were enrolled in FY 2013.
Maintain a garden plot at the college to provide fresh produce throughout the growing season. Produce provided to clients.
Provides after-school snacks to student athletes via the Athletic Director. About 50 kids are helped each sports season.
Member, committed to providing emergency food as needed in a disaster in cooperation with Ed Mello of the GW&WHCMRC.
Provide a day of baby item “shopping” at the Food Pantry for our clients, focusing on diapers and related baby care items.
Collaborate on providing food to families in need within the Westfield Public School district.