(WWLP) – Rachel’s Desk is including seven drivers, three meals donors and two new businesses to its meals rescue and redistribution program of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts.
The meals rescue program is increasing its day by day program into Hampshire County which embrace, three new meals donors in Hadley, Amherst and Northampton, and two new businesses in Amherst and Northampton.
“Considered one of our most important objectives at Rachel’s Desk has been to fund applications that help meals safety all through the Pioneer Valley,” says Jodi Falk, Rachel’s Desk director. “Whereas we’ve got had a presence in Hampshire County by way of our gleaning program, we’ve got now been capable of increase and fill within the starvation gaps on this area by ensuring native meals goes to native individuals and to not landfill.”
Rachel’s Desk has delivered between 70,000 to 140,000 kilos of meals a month to greater than 53 businesses in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties for households dealing with meals insecurity as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Atkins Farms, and several other Pleasure gasoline stations have their meals donations delivered 3 days every week to Manna Neighborhood Soup Kitchen in Northampton.
If you’re keen on driving for Rachel’s Desk, or know of meals from a neighborhood restaurant, bakery or
grocery retailer that’s going to waste, you possibly can contact Rachel’s Desk at www.rachelstablepv.org.
Addie Stiles, a volunteer driver in Hampshire County says, “It’s been an amazing expertise to have the ability to
present meals from Atkins Farms and produce to Manna on Sunday mornings! The parents at Atkins are at all times so fantastic and figuring out that they’re prepared to assist our neighborhood is nice. The crew at Manna are
at all times so appreciative each time I drop off. I like with the ability to give again to the neighborhood of
Northampton, the place I grew up!”