Food Bank provides food for over 15,000 in WMassUpdated: Thursday, 06 Sep 2012, 7:35 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 06 Sep 2012, 4:06 PM EDT
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is going "orange" to fight hunger.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts says one in five children in the area face hunger every day. Andone in eight adults in the valley is at risk of hunger.
The Hatfield-based Food Bank services 300 community partners that in turn provide food to more than 15,000 individuals in Western Massachusetts. Today they joined forces with 200 other food banks across the country by wearing orange, the symbolic color of hunger, in support of their fight to end hunger.
Food Bank Executive Director Andrew Morehouse told22News with shrinking federal funds, providing local services is critical.
Morehouse said, “We are reaching out to the community to help us raise food, funds, and volunteer support, so that we can make up from that loss in food from the federal government.”
September is "Hunger Action Month", and Morehouse says anyone can help. To find out how you can "help in 30 ways in 30 days," click here .