Rachel’s Table Adds Seven New Drivers, Three Food Donors and Two Agencies in Hampshire County Area
By Jewish Ledger Staff
SPRINGFIELD — Rachel’s Table, the nearly 30-year-old food rescue and redistribution program of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, is expanding its daily program into Hampshire County.
Six days a week more than 200 Rachel’s Table volunteers collect food from over 60 donors such as local supermarkets, restaurants, caterers, farms, and bakeries, and deliver it to more than 50 agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters in the Pioneer Valley.
Rachel’s Table’s expansion plans include adding seven Hampshire County-based drivers; three new food donors in Hadley, Amherst and Northampton; and two new agencies in Amherst and Northampton.
Rachel’s Table already rescues and distributes hundreds of pounds of healthy food to Hampden and Franklin Counties.