Franklin County Hunger Task Force

Fill the Belly Bus!

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The 13th Annual Fill the Belly Bus Food Drive
Friday, August 4th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Greenfield Town Common

Over fifty local community businesses have donated over 20 tons of food and personal care supplies in the past ten years through our annual Belly Bus Community Food Drive. We schedule this food drive in August because that is when families need it most, as summer meal programs end before school meals begin. Donations benefit emergency food programs here in Franklin County.

If you'd like your business, organization or workplace to participate, call Matthew at 413-376-1179 for more information or visit www.tinyurl.com/BellyBus2016 to sign up!

Individual community members are welcome to donate by bringing non-perishable food and personal care supplies directly to the Greenfield Town Common on August 12th from 3 to 5 PM  or

Catch the Belly Bus at the following locations on August 4, 2017
Stop & Shop in Greenfield 9:00 AM-Noon and 12:30 PM-3:00 PM 
Food City in Turners Falls 9:00 AM-Noon
Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield Noon-1:00 PM
Foster's Supermarket in Greenfield 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
or look for a drop box at any participating local business.

2016 Participating Businesses & Organizations included

About Face Computer Solutions
All Souls Unitarian Church
Baker Office Supply
Berkshire Gas
Berkshire Insurance
Bete Fog Nozzle
The Body Shoppe
Christopher & Co. Hair Design
Community Health Centers
Community Yoga Studio
Congregational Unitarian Society
Copy Cat
Crocker Communication
Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Chiropractic & Natural Health
Farren Care Center
First Church of Christ Scientist
First Congregational Church of Shelburne
First Congregational Church of Greenfield
First United Methodist Church
Food City
Foster's Supermarket
Franklin County Home Care Corporation
Franklin County Musicians Cooperative (Thursday Concerts in Energy Park) 
Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority 
Franklin First Credit Union
Franklin Regional Transit Authority
Franklin Regional Council of Governments
Greenfield Coffee
Greenfield Community Acupuncture
Greenfield Cooperative Bank
Greenfield Family Networks
Greenfield Housing Authority
Greenfield Savings Bank
The Hair Loft
Health New England Be Healthy
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
Judd Wire
Living Waters Assembly of God
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory
Network Chiropractic
New England Natural Bakers
Northwestern District Attorney's Office
Probate and Family Court
Second Congregational Church
South Deerfield Congregational Church
St. James Episcopal Church
Stop and Shop
Sunderland Congregational Church
The Recover Project
Tire Warehouse
Travel Kuz/F.M. Kuzmeskus
Trinitarian Congregational Church
Trinity Church of Shelburne
Valley Medical Group
WHAI/Bear Country
World Eye Bookshop
Yankee Candle Village
YMCA in Greenfield 

 

Share Your Backyard Bounty

Wondering what to do with your extra
zucchini and tomatoes?

Go to AmpleHarvest.org to find a food pantry or meal program near you that would be happy to receive a donation!

 

About the Hunger Task Force

The Hunger Task Force is a network of local organziations dedicated to improving food security for residents of Franklin County and nearby communities.

MEMBER AGENCIES:
   
Franklin County Resource Network
The Center for Self-Reliance
The Food Bank of Western Mass
Franklin Area Survival Center
Franklin County Community Meals Program
Franklin County Home Care Corp
The Greenfield Stone Soup Cafe
Just Roots and the Greenfield Community Farm
Salvation Army