Food Bank receives $5M for new facility

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, based in Hatfield, the umbrella organization for the emergency food network in western Massachusetts, last week learned that the state will provide $5 million toward the construction of a food distribution center and headquarters in Chicopee.


Senator Eric Lesser of Longmeadow announced the award, which is being made available under a bill Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed a bill into law that utilizes funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


Read a great article HERE from Mass Nonprofit News about the facility and funding.