Posted on June 1, 2020
The Franklin County Community Meals Program has said goodbye to its executive director of more than four years, and is welcoming a new director on Monday, June 1st.
The Meals Program cannot find sufficient words with which to express our gratitude to Andrea as she stewarded our organization in troubled times and brought it to new heights. We have seen significant growth in the amount of meals we are able to serve every month, and the sheer tonnage of food we are able to store and distribute from our food pantries. Andrea had even graciously prolonged her stay at FCCMP during the nascent pandemic, and provided invaluable help during an uncertain time; she continues to provide support during the transition to Rachel Berggren’s nascent tenure as Executive Director.
While Berggren is new to Franklin County Community Meals Program, she is not new to the world of hunger. She has cultivated a career specializing in food access by working at farmers markets, conducting community needs assessments on the intersection of hunger and food surplus, leading nutrition education workshops, facilitating workshops on the intersection of hunger and racism, and assisting with program evaluation for food justice nonprofits in the Pioneer Valley. We look forward to the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise Rachel will bring to this role, as we continue feeding our neighbors at this especially crucial time of need.
3 days ago
These days it feels like everything is in constant flux. But one thing remains the same; the constant care of our community.
Here at FCCMP we are working to reshape our meal site model to make sense in these Covid times. For the month of September we are sponsoring Brad's Place. Volunteer
groups can now work with local restaurants to help cater a meal, feeding people in need while also keeping local restaurants in business.
Starting in October we will be back in the kitchen cooking to go meals for our community. If you’ve cooked a meal for us before or want to get involved in the fun, contact us to find out more about the new normal at our Greenfield Meal Site and how you can get involved.
Pictured: Dan Devine hard at work ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
The Orange Food Pantry re-opened for walk in at the beginning of September after months of drive thru only. We are slowly but surely adapting to the new normal.
Come by every Thursday from 10-3. Any and all are welcome. Call 9785442149 for any questions or to request a delivery. ... See MoreSee Less