At All Souls, our mission is to welcome all who seek fellowship in our liberal religious tradition; to nurture the spiritual well-being of our children and ourselves; to show that people can transcend differences; to nourish and enrich each other in a common spiritual quest; and to provide information and opportunities for members of All Souls and others to act upon the issues of injustice and inequity.
Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. We provide food to our members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. These independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance in our region, providing sustenance to individuals, families, seniors, children and people with disabilities (including veterans) to lead healthy and meaningful lives.
The Franklin Community Cooperative has been committed to providing natural, local foods in Franklin County since 1977. Started as a buying club, the Montague Food Co-op was the first incarnation of Franklin Community Co-op. Today, FCC operates two vibrant and thriving markets: Green Fields Market in downtown Greenfield and McCusker’s Market in Shelburne Falls. FCC is committed to enriching the community and supporting the regional food system through collaborative partnerships with local farmers, co-ops, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
FCCMP operates four meal sites: Greenfield, Orange, Turners Falls, and Northfield Massachusetts. These are community meals where one may either sit down or take the meal to go. Monday at Our Lady of Peace Church in Turners Falls, 4:30-5:30; Tuesday and Wednesday at Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, 4:45-5:45; Thursday, Orange United Methodist Church, 5-5:30; Thursday, Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield, 5-6. Do you need your meal from Orange or delivered to you? Visit fccmp.org/rsvp or call 413-376-8410 before 3 pm on Wednesdays.
We are a regional Shelter serving the towns of Franklin County. We are a group of mostly volunteers, led by Shelter Director Leslee Colucci. We are determined to help every dog who enters our facility in every way possible. Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of stray, lost and unwanted dogs by offering a safe, welcoming facility, providing care and enrichment, and finding a home best suited for each animal.
Library outreach about new library opening on July 13, 2023 at the new location at 412 Main Street. On very special Saturdays, you can find the Greenfield Library Pop-up: Information, library materials, Button Making,Author Visits, book signings (possible book sales), possible Friends of Greenfield Public Library Fundraising
THIS YEAR THE GUIDING STAR GRANGE IS CELEBRATING 150 YEARS! The Grange is a national network of state, regional, and local community groups, founded during the latter part of the 19th century for the purpose of promoting the spiritual and social well-being of farm families. In 1873 Greenfield farmers organized the first Grange in Massachusetts, our local Guiding Star Grange #1, not far from our present building. Many dancers and musicians in our area are members of the Grange, whose mission has broadened to encompass many facets of community enrichment.
HIP puts money back on your EBT card* when you use SNAP to buy healthy, local fruits and vegetables from HIP farm vendors. *up to a monthly cap of $40, $60, or $80. Many GFM vendors are SNAP/HIP approved so look for the signs at each booth. The GFM Manager can ring up SNAP/HIP purchases for vendors too!
WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you expand your healthy food budget and explore opportunities to support your wellbeing and education and employment goals.