Stop & Shop donating over $10K to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

The donation will be at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield

HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express will deliver 900 Stop & Shop gift cards with a total of $10,800 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield on Monday.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts says there are more than 200,000 people in western Mass impacted by food insecurity.

Each gift card is worth $12 and is what they call “flat turkey’s”, providing an efficient way to make sure no family goes hungry this Thanksgiving.

“Gift cards are a little simpler for everyone. It’s simpler for Stop & Shop not having to ship $10,000 worth of turkeys. It’s also easier for our food pantries and emergency meals sites who may not have the storage capacity to safely store that many turkeys that are coming into their facilities. So the flat turkeys give everyone a little bit more flexibility and make sure the food is fresh and safe and provide that support that’s needed out there in the community,” said Sarah Tsitso of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Over the course of the holiday season, Stop & Shop is donating more than 300,000 holiday meals to help support families in need.