Did you know that more than 223,000 people in Western Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity? Hunger and lack of nutritious food have long-term consequences for children, including increased rates of impaired cognitive and brain development, lowered immune response, short stature, and obesity. Similarly, studies show that malnourished elders experience more frequent and prolonged hospital stays, with a higher rate of complications.
Square One is proud to partner with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on its Mobile Market initiative. Twice each month, our Square One staff volunteers to provide free nutritious foods to families in need, in the parking lot of Dakin Humane Society.