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Distributing food is our primary function, but Rachel’s Table helps the community in other ways as well.
You can make a monetary donation in honor of a loved one, bring in unused toiletries, or give us your extra Big Y gold coins and turkey coins. Every donation makes someone’s life a little bit easier.
Maybe you've ordered too much food for your catered event, or your child is organizing a food drive as a community service project, or you simply want to help your hungry neighbors by purchasing a few extra cans of food at the supermarket.
Give Rachel's Table a call! We will make sure that your food gets to the people who need it most.
Over the years, many generous people have created special projects to help feed the hungry. Find out specific ways you can help, or start a program of your own!
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Rachel’s Table brings young volunteers into the fields where they can harvest surplus produce from local farms and bring it directly to our agencies.
In addition to feeding the hungry, the Gleaning Project educates the community about hunger, food security, and agriculture.
Are you a savvy shopper? Put your skills to the test at our annual Big Y Foodraiser! Prizes are awarded to the most efficient shoppers, and of course all the purchased food goes straight to our agencies.
Every two years, Rachel’s Table hosts a gala event to raise the funds we need to help as many people as we can. Our next Bountiful Bowls will take place in the spring of 2013. Be sure to join us for an elegant, fun, and vitally important evening.
Rachel’s Table distributes food to more than forty food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens in Western Massachusetts. Learn more about our partner agencies and the wonderful work they do.
Our success depends upon the many restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets that donate their extra food. Find out who our donors are, and be sure to thank them next time you patronize them!
Contact us to volunteer, donate food, or get involved!
We welcome your comments, questions, and ideas.
Information about our upcoming events and projects.
April 9, 2013 was not an ordinary Tuesday. On this particular Tuesday evening, members of the community and Rachel's Table honored two of our most dedicated volunteers, Nedra Mirkin and Laura Katz, as well as B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, at our biennial Bountiful Bowls Fundraiser. Throughout the evening's festivities, as everyone noshed, schmoozed, kicked up their heels, and opened their wallets, together we raised more than $60,000 to help fund the continuing effort of Rachel's Table to feed the hungery within our community.
B'nai Tzedek gave RT the first grant to start our very successful gleaning program.
This year's well attended event featured a delicious kosher buffet, a silent auction, and a very fun and successful live auction, from which more than $10,000 was raised.
Every year, Rachel’s Table donates more than 300,000 pounds of food to 43 agencies. In the past year, Rachel’s Table has seen an increase of 20%-40% in the number of people it serves. In the greater Springfield area alone, nearly 50% of school-age children are “food insecure”- they aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Thanks to the generous support of the community, and the success of Bountiful Bowls 2013, Rachel’s Table can meet these challenges head-on, and continue donating more than 300,000 pounds of food a year.