Hunger and Food Security
Having dependable access to nutritious food improves health, reduces stress, and makes it possible for people to thrive in our community. If you or someone you know is having trouble meeting their food needs, these are places that can help:
If you use SNAP, get HIP! The HIP program provides an extra $40–80 a month for fresh fruits and vegetables when you shop at local farmers markets and farm stands. Learn more
The Mobile Food Bank visits Oak Courts in Greenfield on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and the Gill Montague Senior Center (62 5th St) every 3rd Wednesday between 1:30-2:30pm. The Mobile Food Bank is a program of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts that gives away fresh produce, dairy products, and frozen meats. There are no eligibility requirements, and volunteers are welcome!
There are free community meals in Greenfield and Turners Falls every day of the week. There are no eligibility requirements; everyone is welcome. For a current schedule of community meals, visit the Franklin County Community Meals Program.)
Free Summer Meals for youth 18 and under are provided by the Greenfield Public Schools and Gill-Montague Regional School District at multiple sites on most weekdays when the schools are closed for the summer.