July 20, 2017
 
Anti-Hunger Campaign Raises $131K for 123 Mass. Nonprofits

April 27, 2017 — The Arbella Insurance Foundation this week announced that it has donated $131,060 to 123 Massachusetts nonprofits that provide hunger relief through a program that enables its employees to select food programs in their own communities that they want to support.


Editor's Note: This story originally reported that $230,000 had been raised for Massachusetts nonprofits, provided by Arbella Insurance Foundation. Arbella provided the revised $131,060 figure on May 4.

The ninth annual “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” campaign matches donations made by nearly 500 independent agents who represent the insurers within the Arbella Insurance Group, on a two-to-one basis, up to $1000 per agency.

John Donohue, chairman, president and CEO of the Arbella Insurance Group and chairman of the Arbella Insurance Foundation, said, “We are honored to partner with our agents in support of their charitable giving, and we are proud to see the positive impact our commitment to fighting hunger has for thousands of New England families.”

According to Project Bread’s most recent national statistics, one out of every eight people in the United States are still food insecure. Locally, nearly 700,000 of all Massachusetts families have recently or currently struggle with hunger, and 4.1% of households in the state’s poorest communities consistently lack access to food. Despite national economic improvement, in some cases the severity of this need still exceeds levels seen during the height of the recession.

Following are the nonprofits that received donations:
  • Abington St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, Abington
  • ACORD Food Pantry, South Hamilton
  • Amherst Survival Center, Sunderland
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services, Auburn
  • Boston Rescue Mission, Boston
  • Boys and Girls Club of West Springfield, West Springfield
  • Bread & Roses, Lawrence
  • Bread of Life, Malden
  • Breaking Bread, Walpole
  • Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, Waltham
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Cambridge
  • Canton Food Pantry, Canton
  • Center for Human Development - Not Bread Alone, Springfield
  • Christian Center of Pittsfield, Pittsfield
  • Citizens for Adequate Housing, Peabody
  • CorUnum Meal Center, Lawrence
  • Cupboard of Kindness, Norton
  • Daybreak Shelter, Lawrence
  • Dedham Food Pantry, Dedham
  • Dianne Devanna Center, Braintree
  • East Bridgewater Food Pantry, East Bridgewater
  • East Gate Christian Fellowship/ Joseph's Storehouse, Salem
  • Easton Food Pantry, Easton
  • Emmaus, Haverhill
  • Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth
  • Family Pantry - Damiens Place Corp, Fairhaven
  • Family Promise Metrowest, Natick
  • Fidelity House of Human Services, Lawrence
  • First Congregational Church/Phil Coburn Thanksgving Dinner, West Springfield
  • Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Hatfield
  • Food Link, Arlington
  • Food Pantry At Central Square Congregational Church, Bridgewater
  • Franklin County Community Meals Program, Greenfield
  • Friends of Bourne Council on Aging, Buzzards Bay
  • Friends of the Homeless, Northampton
  • Friendship Center Food Pantry, North Adams
  • Gaining Ground, Concord
  • Good Friday Walk, Rockport
  • Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry, New Bedford
  • Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston
  • Greater Fall River Food Pantry, Fall River
  • Greater Lynn Senior Services, Lynn
  • Hanover Emergency Food Pantry, Hanover
  • Haven from Hunger, Peabody
  • Heading Home, Charlestown
  • Hearts of Hope., Fall River
  • Hebron Food Pantry, Attleboro
  • Helping Hands Cupboard, Belchertown
  • Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry, Hingham
  • Holbrook Food Pantry, Holbrook
  • Holliston Pantry Shelf, Holliston
  • Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury
  • House of Hope, Lowell
  • Interfaith Social Services, Quincy
  • Island Food Pantry, Oak Bluffs
  • Jonnycake Center of Westerly, Westerly
  • Jubilee Cupboard, Ware
  • Lee Food Pantry, Lee
  • Lorraine's Soup Kitchen, Chicopee
  • Lower Cape Outreach Council, Orleans
  • Marblehead Food Pantry, Marblehead
  • Merrimack Food Bank, Lowell
  • Millis Food Pantry, Millis
  • Montville Social Services, Uncasville
  • My Brother's Table, Lynn
  • Nashua Soup Kitchen, Nashua
  • Needham Community Council, Needham
  • Neighbors In Need, Lawrence
  • New England Center Home for Veterans, Boston
  • No Kid Hungry, Washington
  • Northampton Survival Center, Northampton
  • Norwood Food Pantry, Norwood
  • Open Door, Gloucester
  • Open Pantry Community Services Inc, Springfield
  • Open Table, Concord
  • Our Community Table, Westfield
  • Our Daily Bread, Taunton
  • Our Neighbors Table, Amesbury
  • Palmer Food Share, Palmer
  • Parish Cupboard, West Springfield
  • Parmenter Food Pantry, Wayland
  • Peace of Bread, Whitinsville
  • Pembroke Firehouse Pantry, Bryantville
  • People Helping People, Burlington
  • Pine Street Inn, Boston
  • Plymouth Area Coalition, Kingston
  • Pregnancy Care Center, Haverhill
  • Reading Food Pantry, Reading
  • Rhode Island Food Bank, Providence
  • Rise Up For Homes, New Bedford
  • Rosie's Place, Boston
  • Roslindale Food Pantry, Roslindale
  • Salem Mission Inc, Salem
  • Salem Pantry, Salem
  • Salvation Army, New Bedford
  • Salvation Army, Greenfield
  • Salvation Army - Rhode Island, Newport
  • Scituate Food Pantry, Scituate
  • Sharing Cupboard, West Brookfield
  • Shepherds Pantry, Fairhaven
  • Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville
  • South Shore Community Action Council, Plymouth
  • Springfield Rescue Mission, Springfield
  • St. Anthony Food Pantry, Stoughton
  • St. Johns Food for the Poor Program, Worcester
  • St. Mary's Center for Women & Children, Dorchester
  • St. Patrick Church - Pelham Food Pantry, Pelham
  • St. Raphael's Food Pantry, Medford
  • St. Vincent De Paul, North Andover
  • St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, Southbridge
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society, East Bridgewater
  • Tanks Kids Inc, Worcester
  • Taunton Area Community Table, Taunton
  • The Abundant Table, Norwood
  • Tri-Parish Ecumenical Food Pantry, Hardwick
  • United Way of North Central MA, Fitchburg
  • Waltham Boys & Girls Club, Waltham
  • Wellesley Food Bank, Wellesley
  • Wellspring, Hull
  • Westfield State Foundation, Westfield
  • Westwood Food Pantry, Westwood
  • Winthrop Community Food Pantry, Winthrop
  • Worcester County Food Bank, Worcester

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