Federation in the news: The Daily Hampshire Gazette 7/11/23

Food justice program Rachel’s Table spun off from ‘proud parent’ Jewish Federation

NORTHAMPTON — The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts has begun a rebranding effort, unveiling a new program and fundraising event this year and spinning off the organization’s long-running Rachel’s Table program to become an independent entity.

The federation’s board of trustees voted to turn Rachel’s Table, a food justice program that provides food to agencies such as soup kitchens and food pantries, into its own nonprofit in 2022, a change that took effect July 1.