Food Bank Partners With Health Center To Screen For Hunger

Mar 11, 2017

      The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in partnering with a community health center on an anti-hunger initiative.

Food bank executive director Andrew Morehouse said beginning this spring pediatric patients at Holyoke Health Center will be screened for food insecurity.

" Whether a person, or household,  is skipping meals or unable to adequately nourish themselves because there is a lack of resources to put food on the table," explained Morhouse.

Morehouse said the 8-month pilot program is the first step in implementing an action plan developed by a task force that was created to look into ways to end hunger in the region.