Federation in the news: The Recorder 7/11/23

Jewish Federation launches hygiene initiative, takes over biking fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD — The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts has begun a rebranding effort, unveiling a new program and fundraiser 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 rescue program that provides food to agencies such as soup kitchens and food pantries across Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties, into its own nonprofit, a change that took effect July 1.