Hilltown Families


This holiday season, Hilltown Families is hosting a Virtual Holiday Food Drive in support of food security in our region! Every $1 donated through the Hilltown Families Virtual Holiday Food Drive equals $13 worth of food distributed to families in need (the equivalent of nearly 10 meals!). Please take a moment to participate in the Hilltown Families Virtual Holiday Food Drive, and consider organizing a food drive in your community too…

Food drives are just one of the many ways to help support those in need within your community, and food banks and survival centers are generally so easy to support and access that even teens and tweens can facilitate food drives at their schools or in their neighborhoods. Learn how you can host a food drive in your community…

Support Local Food Drives The Amherst Survival Center distributes turkeys and Thanksgiving food boxes to over 350 local families every year!  However, this cannot happen without generous donations from the community. Currently, the center is seeking donations of 100 frozen turkeys, canned goods (especially holiday items such as pie fillings), boxed items (like macaroni and cheese), and/or gift certificates to local grocery stores so that families can purchase their own food. – For… Read More

GRHS Student Council Sponsoring Annual Food Drive – The Gateway Regional High School Student Council is sponsoring its annual Food Drive to assist local families. Collections will begin on November 3rd and continue through November 19th. Students will bring donations to the cafeteria during lunch, where student council members will be available to collect items.

One in Six Young Children Live at Risk of Hunger in 26 U.S. States According to New Feeding America Report: More Than 3.5 Million Children Under the Age of Five Are Food Insecure One in six young children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S., according to a new report issued today by Feeding America. The rate of food insecurity in young children is 33 percent higher… Read More

Hilltown Food Pantry donations to be collected at Hilltown Spring Festival May 30, 2009 The Hilltown Food Pantry, located in Goshen, MA, will be collecting donations of food and money for its Kids’ Summer Food Program at the Hilltown Spring Festival, May 30, 2009 from 10am to 6pm, at the Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington, MA. People attending the Festival, or those just passing by, are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations. Especially… Read More

Organize a Food Drive Organizing a food drive with your family, kids school or community can be very rewarding volunteer activity.  Click here to see if there are any food drives happening now in Western Massachusetts. If you want to organize a new food drive, see below! To make your food drive a success, follow these handy tips.  For more information or to arrange a drop-off time in Western Massacusetts, call The… Read More

City School and Country School Honor The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Community Engagement in Western Mass In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students at The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in semi-rural Haydenville, MA and the students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence in urban Springfield, MA will take part in a joint celebration and day of service. The City School /… Read More

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