Mobile Food Bank
Trinity hosts the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank in the parking lot on the first and third Wednesday of every month rain or shine. We are grateful for our dedicated group of volunteers who faithfully distribute the food.
This program reaches underserved populations throughout western Massachusetts including families, children, and seniors who don’t have ready access to healthy foods. There are no eligibility requirements. Anyone in need of food can show up at any of the distribution locations. They should bring bags or boxes for taking the food home.
The Trinity distribution site is very popular. As an example of the impact this program has on our neighborhood, here are some statistics from a recent visit of the Mobile Food Bank. These numbers are representative for an average visit and demonstrate the amount of food insecurity in our neighborhood and the need for this ministry.
Total Individuals THIS Distribution 689
Total New Individuals 71
Total Adults 318
New Adults 38
Pounds of food distributed 5424
Pounds Per Person 8
Pounds Per Household 26
Total Households This Distribution 206
Households with Children 118
New Households 20
New Households with Children 15
Percentage of Households with Kids 57%
Average Household Size 3.3
This is a wonderful way for us to help our neighbors in need and to be in ministry to the city.
These pictures are from a recent visit from the Mobile Food Bank and show the hearty volunteers who braved the cold to distribute the food.