May 21, 2021

Food Truck Program

The Westfield Food Pantry is thrilled to announce we were awarded $126,100 by the Massachusetts Food Security Infrastructure Grant program!

We are purchasing a food truck to operate as a mobile soup kitchen, mobile food pantry, and revenue generating food truck selling specialty food at area events.  Executive Director Rebecca Hart is beyond excited. “This is a game changing opportunity for our community and those we serve. I’m thrilled we will be able to serve meals and bring groceries to people in our community. Finally we can bring services to those in need, instead of them coming to us. Lack of transportation is often cited as the main barrier to accessing food resources in Westfield. The hybrid model for the food truck will allow us to sell food specifically prepared (with non food pantry/non donated food) at events generating revenue to be used to support the mission of feeding those in need.”

We’ve already started sampling potential menu items with family and friends. Stay tuned over the next weeks and months as we update you on this exciting project.

Written by Rebecca Hart

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