Food Bank

Today, the PACE Food Bank serves a yearly average of 6,000+ individuals, and has partnered with over 20 other agencies in the fight to end food insecurity.

The PACE Food Bank originally started as an extension of the Federal Surplus Food Program (also known as the “Cheese and Butter program”) in the early 1980s and developed into a Food Bank shortly after, when the agency began to receive and distribute food donations to the community.

Did you know that from 2019 to 2020, food insecurity in Massachusetts doubled?(From 8% in 2019 to 16% in 2020, according to a study conducted by Boston Indicators)

Picture from Food Bank 2020 Program

Today, the PACE Food Bank serves a yearly average of 6000+ individuals, and has partnered with over 20 other agencies in the fight to end food insecurity.

IN 2019, PACE FOOD BANK SERVED
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IN 2020, PACE FOOD BANK SERVED
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Distribution Hours

Distribution Hours

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Pace Food Bank Address

166 William St. New Bedford,
MA 02740

Food Bank Email Address

For further info: help@paceinfo.org

The PACE Food Bank receives donations from individuals, farms, local businesses, and the Greater Boston Food Bank and distributes them to our clients. The Food Bank typically provides about a week’s worth of food, including shelf stable, fresh, and frozen food items to clients once per week. Bread is provided daily.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the program director, Emma Melo, or contact the program directly. To volunteer or donate to this mission, please visit the links listed below.

PACE: Volunteer Donate

Program Director: Emma Melo

508-999-9920 EXT. 333