Giving Thanks to Farmsin Western MassachusettsRUNNER UPPlainville Farm, Hadley79,409 pounds donated2017 FOOD BANKFARM OF THE YEARSzawlowski Potato Farm, Hatfield97,500 pounds donatedAtlas Farm, South Deerfield72,758 pounds donatedThe Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is about muchmore than canned beans and bags of rice. It is also about providingfresh, nutritious food to all our neighbors in need, regardless of theircircumstancesThis harvest season, local farms donated more than 445,700 poundsof fresh fruits and vegetables to us. We distributed all that healthyfood to our member agencies in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden andHampshire Counties. We also distributed those fruits and vegetablesthrough our Brown Bag: Food for Elders program (which served7,250 seniors last year) and our Mobile Food Bank (providing food tomore than 26,400 people).of Western Massachusetts97 North Hatfield Rd.Hatfield, Mass.p: 413-247-9738www.foodbankwma.orgWe are truly grateful for the strong partnerships we share with allthe farmers in our region. Please join us in thanking them for theirsupport, as they make sure that no one goes hungry and everyonehas access to nutritious food.in

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Giving Thanks to Farms in Western Massachusetts RUNNER UP Plainville Farm, Hadley 79,409 pounds donated 2017 FOOD BANK FARM OF THE YEAR Szawlowski Potato Farm, Hatfield 97,500 pounds donated Atlas Farm, South Deerfield 72,758 pounds donated The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is about much more than canned beans and bags of rice. It is also about providing fresh, nutritious food to all our neighbors in need, regardless of their circumstances This harvest season, local farms donated more than 445,700 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to us. We distributed all that healthy food to our member agencies in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties. We also distributed those fruits and vegetables through our Brown Bag: Food for Elders program (which served 7,250 seniors last year) and our Mobile Food Bank (providing food to more than 26,400 people). of Western Massachusetts 97 North Hatfield Rd. Hatfield, Mass. p: 413-247-9738 www.foodbankwma.org We are truly grateful for the strong partnerships we share with all the farmers in our region. Please join us in thanking them for their support, as they make sure that no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food. in