Hunger Heroes

hunger heroes

On Saturday, November 20, 2021 - National Family Volunteer Day - volunteers will gather to package 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for families in need through the Hunger Heroes Project. Packaged meals are distributed through by the Hunger Commission to local partners throughout Greater New Bedford.

Each packaged meal will include: canned vegetables, stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, gravy. This year, we'll also be adding a pie to each meal, donated by Table Talk Pies and a fresh butternut squash grown at the Sharing the Harvest Farm at YMCA Southcoast Dartmouth. Meals will be packaged in roasting tin, donated by Big Value.

Food for the meals is collected through a large-scale community effort of more than 30 food drives and the Hunger Heroes Food Drop with Fun 107 & WBSM.

Be a Hunger Hero this Holiday Season

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks at Hunger Heroes. You must pre-register.

Registration for Hunger Heroes is now closed.

Make a donation
Donate to United Way to allow us to purchase the additional food items we need .Not able to go shopping for items we need.
Click here to donate.

Purchase a few items virtually
We've made giving easy by setting up registries on Amazon and Target. You can purchase items off our wish list and have them sent right to our office!
Amazon List
Target List

Host a food drive
Host a food drive at your company or with friends and family to collect the items we need. Contact Victoria at to get started today.
Click here to donate.

Donate food at one of our drive host sites or at the Hunger Heroes Food Drop

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