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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
Replying to @CenterOnBudget
This legislation would boost working families. For more information, check out a recent analysis from : . (4/4)
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
Replying to @FoodBankWMA
Taking its EITC and CTC expansions together, the bill would boost the incomes of an estimated 16 million fathers and their children, including 1.5 million Black, 3.4 million Latinx, and 1.3 million Asian and Pacific Islander fathers. (3/4)
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
Replying to @FoodBankWMA
A new federal EITC/CTC expansion proposal known as the Working Families Tax Relief Act would improve the economic well-being of 46 million low- and moderate-income households with 114 million people. (2/4)
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are proven policies that increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve children’s life prospects—and they can do even more if they are expanded for low- and moderate-income families (1/4)
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
There was a long line at the Allen Street Mobile in Springfield on Wednesday. We're glad the weather was beautiful. During winter months, guests wait to pick up healthy food in frigid temps.!
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
In honor of the fathers and caregivers who work hard to prevent hunger in their home, please make a tribute gift in their name to The Food Bank of Western Mass. Acknowledge their important role while feeding another family in need.
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
First-graders at the Bowe School in loved having their pictures taken while enjoying last week. We hope they enjoy their summer!
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 14
Wonderful!
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Patricia Baker Jun 13
Time to take kids OUT of the Meal Debt discussion in Massachusetts!! Students are being shamed and punished over lunch debt, and it may take legislation to stop it via
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Food Research & Action Center Jun 13
: What's needed to ensure our next generation of leaders is equipped to navigate the college experience? Greater investment in efforts that prioritize keeping college students well-fed, healthy, and thriving:
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NASW - MA Chapter Jun 12
Look at all that testimony headed to members of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing! The SNAP Gap Coalition submitted 37 pieces of testimony following the hearing on 5/28 in support of closing the SNAP Gap through creation of a common application
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 12
"Families with young children who experience a reduction or cutoff in SNAP benefits because of increased income are more likely to experience food insecurity and report poor health following the benefit change ..."
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Eric Lesser Jun 11
Massachusetts has a transportation crisis.
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Harvard Health Jun 11
Eat these foods daily (or at least often):
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 11
. on benefits of federal gov't. spending on SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) during Great Recession: "Researchers found that every $22,000 in tax dollars spent on food stamps between 2001 to 2014 created about one job."
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 11
You're invited to attend a free, SNAP Outreach & Enrollment event hosted by The Food Bank. You may qualify for SNAP (formerly know as food stamps). Our staff and volunteers can help. Call (413) 247-9738 with questions.
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 11
Chef Mary of prepares an avocado toast for Jennifer and Danny at to promote 's , happening this Saturday, June 15 at . Don’t miss this delicious event on weekend!
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 10
RT : to the and for winning 'Most Meals Provided' at for ! We wish to thank all the participants for helping feed our neighbors in need.
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 10
Contact MA legislators today to urge them to support key policy priorities that affect individuals working to put food on the table with limited resources. Lawmakers want to hear from their constituents!
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Jun 10
"The Mothers Who Fought To Radically Reimagine Welfare"
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