Tags: Departments, Community, Breast Cancer, Scholarships, Environment, UMass, Student, Farm

Large Group of Diverse People

Partners in Community

Big Y is committed to making a difference in the communities we live and work in.

Through educational programs such as Big Y Scholarship Programs, and community programs like food drives, Food For All and fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness, Big Y works to give something back to the towns we call home.

And our efforts don't stop there.

Many Big Y employees volunteer their time and energy to helping friends and future friends in need. Our company encourages all stores to participate in our Employee Community Service Day. Each store sponsors programs in their town and employees and their families roll up their sleeves to make every town a better place to live and work.

Every year in April and May, Over 1,700 employees volunteer more than 5,000 hours of community service throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Sack Hunger Bag

Purchase this bag of groceries or a BIG Y Gift Card for $10.

To make a donation online, visit bigy.com/rs/GiftCards

Donations will be distributed to our local food banks to help fight hunger in our area!

Deposit bag in the bin by the registers or hand card to cashier.

November 8 through December 26, 2018

Fod Banks

Working with the emergency food network of meal sites, pantries, shelters and other organizations, the Food Banks provide meals to our neighbors in need.

Graduates Celebrating


Big Y has awarded 3.9 million dollars to over 5,200 students since the beginning of the program. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area.


Picture of Earth

Big Y Cares About the Enviroment

Big Y has always made it part of our policy to conserve energy, recycle whenever possible and simply be smart about using and repurposing resources.


Women Wearing Pink Shirts Holding Pink Ribbon

Breast Cancer Awareness

Big Y's Partners of Hope, we think pink to support this important cause. Since 2007, we were able to raise more than $1.5 Million with your help.


Squash with UMASS Student Farm Logo

UMASS Student Farm

Big Y has partnered with the "Student Farm Enterprise" to bring its customers local organic produce. The "Student Farm Enterprise" is run by University of Massachusetts students from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.