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The Center Sees Tremendous Increase in Need for Food

Our food pantry has seen a steady increase as the economy falls deeper and deeper. As people are losing their jobs, parents are beginning to feel the pain of not having enough money to feed their children or pay their rent/mortgage.

We have seen an increase in singles need our service as well. Times are tough and if you are in need of food and are from the Franklin County area, please come to the pantry for assistance.

If you are able to help, please send a check, stop by and donate food. or even organize a food drive. We appreciate any assistance you can give. We thank you in advance for your donation.

 

2016 Food Pantry Report from Jean Thurber

2016 - Monthly Count of NEW clients and Total Clients served by our Food Pantry

New Clients

Total Served

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

January
24 33 14 47
January
316     723
February
10 12 0 12
February
243     505
March
14 18 11 29
March
289     659
April
13 13 11 24
April
273     575
May
13 20 6 26
May
252     524
June
18 25 16 41
June
276     567
July
21 24 11 35
July
275     565
August
22 27 20 47
August
279     551
September
15 21 17 38
September
259     574
October
16 23 9 32
October
253     559
November
54 45 17 62
November
283     615
December
18 30 9 39
December
255     547

2016 Food Donations

2016 - Food Donations: Month Totals in Pounds
  Individuals Western Mass Food Bank Local Bakeries/Store Total Lbs
January
2486 2497 1025 6008
February
1236 6227 1015 8478
March
1384 6864.4 925 9173.4
April
1498 6089.2 1362 9090.2
May
6662 2778 1423 9726
June
2925 2808.06 905.5 6638.56
July
3006 5225 1064 8395
August
3919 4761.5 1074.5 9755
September
1970 6256.5 720 8946.5
October
2275 5870.4 + 2094 951 9096.4
November
3832 8657 650 15233
December
2815 3 675. 69 677 7167. 69

August 2016 - Fill the Belly Bus Fundraiser: 1000 lbs

November 2016 - Greenfield Boy and Cub Scout Food Drive 2094 lb

November 2016 - Thanksgiving Turkeys given out: 52

December 2016 - Christmas Turkeys given out: 40

 

2015 Food Pantry Report from Jean Thurber

2015 - Monthly Count of NEW clients and Total Clients served by our Food Pantry

New Clients

Total Served

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

January
82 37 8 45
January
331 528 223 751
February
18 23 4 27
February
274 412 152 573
March
19 37 5 42
March
330 520 203 723
April
27 40 9 49
April
376 575 227 802
May
26 37 17 54
May
324 506 206 712
June
26 33 16 49
June
317 517 213 730
July
22 26 17 43
July
358 573 271 844
August
30 38 7 45
August
343 514 227 741
September
21 33 25 58
September
333 510 226 736
October
23 27 6 33
October
351 518 197 715
November
13 20 6 26
November
304 480 214 689
December
14 21 8 29
December
263 407 173 580
Total 321 372 128 500 2015 Total 3904 6060 2532 8596

2015 Food Donations

2015 - Food Donations: Month Totals in Pounds
  Individuals Western Mass Food Bank Local Bakeries/Store Total Lbs
January
2,538 7,374.8 1,042 10,954.8
February
2,769 4,456 1,123 8,348
March
3,296 4, 795.16 1,048 9,139.16
April
4,528 6,913 1,225 12,666
May
9,419* 3,177 969 13,565
June
5,103 3,570 1,081 9,754
July
4,957 5,746.5 1,334 12,037.5
August
2, 536 6,632.75 1,014 11,903.75 **
September
2,605 7,205.50 1,006 10,816.5
October
1601 4782.3 1036 7419.3
November
6699 ^ 4181.25 1130 12,010.25
December
2986 4817 1031 8834
Total
49037 63651 13039 115545

* Includes Annual Postal Drive

** Includes 1,721 Lbs from the Fill the Belly Bus Food Drive

^ Includes 3385 lb from the Boy Scout Food Drive

2015 Totals do not include 80+ Thanksgiving turkeys donated by individuals, Republic Services, Greenfield Elk’s Emblem Club and 60 Christmas baskets donated by Montague Elks Club.


2014 Food Pantry Report from Jean Thurber

2014 - Monthly Count of NEW clients and Total Clients served by our Food Pantry

New Clients

Total Served

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

January
18 26 15 41
January
408 656 321 977
February
15 22 10 32
February
283 487 204 691
March
21 29 10 39
March
327 498 236 734
April
17 24 16 40
April
344 542 255 797
May
16 39 20 59
May
345 530 252 782
June
19 24 12 36
June
323 507 229 736
July
24 31 17 48
July
253 539 277 816
August
30 47 25 72
August
388 573 293 682
September
29 42 22 64
September
385 617 297 914
October
48 48 45 73
October
374 587 290 877
November
24 36 24 60
November
333 549 275 824
December
20 26 19 45
December
359 561 295 855
2014 Total 281.00 394.00 235.00 609.00   4,122.00 6,646.00 3,224.00 9,685.00

 

2014 Food Donations

2014 - Food Donations: Month Totals in Pounds
  Individuals Western Mass Food Bank Local Bakeries/Store Total Lbs
January
2,530.5 7,804.37 889 11,223.87
February
2,214 7,106.60 1,117 10,437.60
March
2,518 7,330 1,052 10,900
April
2,477 8,365 1,204 12,046
May
5,352 * 3,184 777 9,313
June
1,459 8, 974 932 11,365
July
5, 811 8,400 1,057 15,268
August
5, 649 4,763 1,143 11,555
September
3, 280 5, 980 1, 173 10, 433
October
5, 672 9, 474.6 1, 215 16, 361.6
November
11,173 5, 314 1, 738 18, 225
December
8, 085 4, 431 1, 039 13, 555
2014 Total
27,723.50 46,952.97 8,171.00 92,108.47

* May 2014 Annual Postal Workers Food Drive: 1,108 lb from Turners Falls and 2,125 lb from Greenfield
* August 2014 Fill the Belly Bus Fundraiser Total 1, 107 lb


2013 Food Pantry Report from Jean Thurber

2013 - Monthly Count of NEW clients and Total Clients served by our Food Pantry

New Clients

Total Served

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

January
42 64 27 91
January
474 783 341 1124
February
18 22 14 36
February
355 582 243 825
March
28 41 16 57
March
393 645 267 912
April
26 37 14 51
April
390 635 233 868
May
17 21 4 25
May
285 235 632 867
June
17 25 2 27
June
360 603 248 851
July
24 35 15 50
July
418 697 311 1008
August
32 41 27 68
August
400 646 282 928
September
21 28 15 43
September
378 597 247 844
October
19 25 16 41
October
390 629 293 922
November
33 44 39 83
November
416 699 353 1050
December
18 29 13 42
December
338 540 240 780
2013 Total 295 412.00 202.00 614   4597 7,291.00 3,690.00 10,979

 

2013 Food Donations

2013 - Food Donations: Month Totals in Pounds
  Individuals Western Mass Food Bank Local Bakeries/Store Total Lbs
January
3,204 9,673.3 680 13,557.3
February
4,234 10,755 544 15,533
March
2,678 8,928.3 884 12,490.3
April
2,848 9,963.5 630 13,441.5
May
6,948 5,680.3 972 13,600.3
June
3,427.5 6,142.5 1,088 10,658
July
3,944 7,585 850 12,379
August
6,026 5,911 867 12,804
September
4,337 7,547 969 12,853
October
2,485 8,793 835 12,113
November
8,662 4,693 880 14,235
December
5,852 0 1,052

6,904

2013 Total
54,646 85,672 10,251 150,568

 

2012 Food Pantry Report from Jean Thurber

2012 - Monthly Count of NEW clients and Total Clients served by our Food Pantry

New Clients

Total Served

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

Month

Households

Adults

Children

Total

January
29 52 30 82
January
425 687 347 1034
February
30 39 22 61
February
375 598 244 842
March
27 38 14 52
March
401 634 275 909
April
22 34 6 40
April
419 682 305 987
May
28 38 20 69
May
420 691 300 991
June
24 38 22 60
June
392 287 244 923
July
23 38 25 63
July
414 663 296 959
August
33 52 18 70
August
457 356 356 1093
September
32 45 18 71
September
431 737 356 1005
October
39 23 52 75
October
414 682 318 1000
November
24 18 34 52
November
750 750 340 1090
December
23 16 31 47
December
549 549 280 829
2012 Total 333 431.00 292.00 725   4946 7,316.00 3,661.00 11672


 

2012 Food Donations

2012 - Food Donations: Month Totals in Pounds
  Individuals Western Mass Food Bank Local Bakeries/Store Total Lbs
January
2029 7163.3 3789 12, 981.3
February
2264 8018.85 3036 13, 318.85
March
2232 4873.30 2244 9, 349.30
April
1195 6007.8 4911 12,113.8
May
7792 8200.05* 4512 20,504.05
June
2649 6678.5 2850 12,177.5
July
3485 6384 4301 14,170
August
6861 5319 4148 16328
September
3887 5791.9 4505 14183.9
October
2757 7376.6 3091 13224.6
November
7196 4028.6 743 11967.6
December
5230 31119.5 560 8909.50
2012 Total
48177 72962 38690 159829

* This includes 6,111 lbs of food donated via the Postal Carriers Annual Food Drive (towns donated to us: Greenfield: 2, 548; Turners Falls: 2,488 lb; and Northfield: 1,075 lb).


Previous Year Statistics

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