The Berkshire Eagle: Sen. Warren tours Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, hears pitch for more funding
HATFIELD — Expecting a continued rise in hunger through the pandemic-induced recession, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts made the plea Saturday to visiting lawmakers that public dollars go a long way in allowing people to eat.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa and Food Bank employees for a Saturday tour of the food bank’s headquarters in Hatfield.
The nonprofit, which covers Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties, has served about 106,000 people each month during the coronavirus pandemic, a 17 percent increase from the previous year. In just Berkshire County, it served an average of 17,954 people each month — that’s about one-seventh of the county’s population — from October 2019 through September 2020.
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By: Danny Jin
Source: The Berkshire Eagle
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