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Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Merrimack Valley Food Bank


Nonprofit: Community and Service Organizations

About Us

Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to help meet the need for adequate nutrition and freedom from hunger. MVFB provides nutritious food to up to 80,000 people a month through our own direct service programs and partnerships with over 100 member agencies, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters, schools, and senior centers. Our programs include grocery delivery for homebound seniors, in-school food pantries and supplemental food for students, a food rescue program to prevent food waste, and a free farmer's market at Lowell Housing Authority properties. Visit our website to learn more about all of our programs and how you can get involved. Last year MVFB distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of food!

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  • Up to 80,000 people receive nutritious food monthly
  • Partnerships with over 100 member agency food pantries and meal programs
  • 4.7 million pounds of food distributed last year
  • Accepts donations of food, funds, and volunteer time


A large donation of apples in MVFB's walk-in refrigerator
Executive Director Amy Pessia at MVFB's Food Distribution Center
A girl enjoys her apple from our Summer Lunch program
Students receive bags of food from the Operation Nourish program
MVFB hosted several drive-thru food drives during the COVID-19 pandemic
A walkway in MVFB's Food Distribution Center
MVFB's Community Market program
Food is distributed at a Community Market event
Children celebrating the Summer Lunch program
One of our member agencies selects food for their clients
A view of MVFB's building and one of our trucks
A volunteer preparing to deliver groceries for our Mobile Pantry program

Rep/Contact Info

Debbie Callery
Executive Director

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