25 Years Young and Going Strong! The Merrimack Valley Food Bank has been transporting, storing and distributing food to people in our community since 1991. We were founded as a program of the Middlesex Shelter in Lowell, MA (now known as Lowell Transitional Living Center) in response to the increased need for emergency food in greater Lowell.
We have evolved and grown from serving 6 agencies in a donated store front space and a rented truck to serving 131 agencies, in 47 cities and towns in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire from our own 20,000 square foot former mill building. Through our network of member agencies we are serving nearly 70,000 people monthly!
Throughout the year we will be marking this important milestone at our annual events, our 1st Annual Miles for Meals. We hope you will celebrate along with us…mark your calendars and watch for a few surprises!
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is one of 100 nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through the $100K for 100 program in 2014! Thank you to the Cummings Foundation! www.CummingsFoundation.org