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Savvy Shoppers to compete in Rachel’s Table “Foodraiser”

SPRINGFIELD — Rachel’s Table, the Springfield-based hunger alleviation program, will hold its 12th annual Foodraiser on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Longmeadow Big Y from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

During the shopping contest, participants attempt to buy the most food for the least amount of dollars spent. The food is donated directly to the agencies of Rachel’s Table, and prizes are awarded for the greatest savings.

People’s Bank is the main sponsor of Foodraiser.

Rachel’s Table has partnered with Big Y for the past 12 years to present the Foodraiser. Last year, Foodraiser shoppers purchased more than $13,000 worth of food for the hungry.

While members of the Rachel’s Table teen board and other youths annually participate in the fun event, all members of the community are welcome to form a Foodraiser team.

Even if they are not a part of a “Foodraiser team” community members are welcome to come and buy needed food items for the hungry.

Rachel’s Table, a project of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and 22 News, has been working to alleviate hunger and reduce food waste in Western Massachusetts since 1992.

Six days a week, more than 200 volunteers collect food from local supermarkets, restaurants, caterers and bakeries, and deliver it to more than 40 agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters.

Other Rachel’s Table events include Bountiful Bowls and Outrun Hunger.

The $5 entrance fee for the Foodraiser includes a t-shirt and refreshments.

Big Y is located at 802 Willams St.

For more information or to register for Foodraiser, go to


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