357 people are homeless in Hampshire County

They are 3x more likely to die in every age group, and most will not reach 50 years of age

200,000 persons per year rely on the emergency food services in  Western Massachusetts.

The number of people served through The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ emergency food network has increased by 35% since 2010.

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When provided with home-cooked meals, hot showers and places to sleep, many guests are able to find and maintain stable jobs. 

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Facts about homelessness

​​Families​ comprise nearly 40% of all who are homeless

On any given night in Massachusetts, the approximately 3,000 night shelter beds for individuals are usually full.