About Us

About the FCCMP


Volunteers transferring food during the North Quabbin Food-A-Thon

GCC pantry new fridge

Installation of a new fridge at the GCC pantry.

giving tuesday jim mcgovern

Rep. Jim McGovern volunteering during Giving Tuesday 2018.

In March 1984, the Social Justice group at All Souls Unitarian Church wanted to start a program of free meals for the needy in Franklin County, and invited religious and social organizations to provide and serve the meals. The first meal was served in Greenfield in July 1984. Later, meal sites were also started in Turners Falls and Orange.

The Orange Food Pantry opened in 1995 to provide food and household supplies monthly to area residents with emergency needs.

The GCC Food Pantry opened in 2011 to provide food and household supplies monthly to GCC students and staff with emergency needs.

Admiring the donated bowls during Empty Bowls at the People's Pint, Greenfield MA

Admiring the donated bowls during Empty Bowls at the People’s Pint, Greenfield MA

Thanks For Giving

Thanks For Giving

Volunteers at Greenfield Savings Bank

Volunteers at Greenfield Savings Bank

Our three meal sites and two food pantries are largely funded by the generosity of our community – people like YOU – neighbors helping neighbors.

Our History


Board of Directors

Rachel Berggren
Executive Director
Marian Boyd, Greenfield
Amy Connelly

Turners Falls Meal-Site Coordinator

Susan Coan, Leyden
Cliff Fournier

Food Reclamation Coordinator

Amy Battisti, Deerfield
Laurie MacDonald

Orange Meal-Site Coordinator

Pam Gilmore, Conway
Evan Manning

Orange Food Pantry Coordinator

Mary Bell, Bernardston
Tammy Newell and Shane Trudeau

Greenfield Meal-Site Coordinators

Anna Bognolo, Deerfield
  Fardeen Chowdhury, Greenfield
  Marlynn Clayton, Greenfield
  Caryl Connor, Greenfield
  Sarah Adam, Greenfield
  Deb Klein, Greenfield
  Kurt Pearson, Erving

Advisory Board

Amanda Abramson, Greenfield Bob Welsh, Shelburne Falls
Jack Golden, Leyden Phyllis Jeswald, Conway
Betsy Hallett, Orange Sandy Sayers, Greenfield

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

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