The Power of Partnerships
How The Food Bank and Rachel’s Table are Making a Difference in Western Massachusetts.
The Food Bank and Rachel’s Table, a local food rescue organization, were both founded on the belief that food is a fundamental human right, and that hunger is an injustice in a world that produces more than enough food to go around. Each organization has its own approach to our shared mission. In recent years, we have formed an important partnership to make the local emergency food network stronger and more efficient.
In 1992, Rachel’s Table was founded by the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. The Springfield-based nonprofit utilizes its large network of volunteers to collect food that would otherwise go to waste from restaurants, businesses, and farms and deliver it to local food pantries and meal sites whether they are members of The Food Bank or not.