Aug. 3 2020 06:31 AM

The organization has provided emergency food assistance during the pandemic.

Arborjet, Woburn, Massachusetts, is providing a significant grant in support of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which has been on the front lines of emergency food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are proud to support The Food Bank’s initiatives, which directly align with our mission at Arborjet: to offer innovative plant health, support the agricultural and horticultural community, commit to corporate sustainability – by protecting trees, helping to reduce overall water usage; and to truly provide products, with people and planet in mind,” says Mark Andrews, Arborjet director of commercial sales.

Established in 1982, The Food Bank provides healthy food ultimately to more than 90,000 individuals monthly in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties through independent pantries, meal sites and shelters, as well as its own direct-to-patron distribution.

“We greatly appreciate Arborjet’s involvement and support, which will enable us to continue to feed our neighbors in need of food assistance. The COVID-19 crisis has added additional stress for many families who now more than ever may be facing food insecurity. We serve as an important resource to help strengthen our region’s emergency food network, and to develop long-term solutions to the underlying causes of hunger in the greater community,” said Andrew Morehouse, executive director of The Food Bank.