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Sack Hunger

Big Y’s Sack Hunger: Raising Money for Food Banks in CT & MA 

Help local families this holiday season with the gift of food.

Big Y's Sack Hunger program services food banks throughout CT and MA. This time of year can be challenging for a lot of families, for many reasons. We support local food banks that not only distribute food, but also act as a resource to strengthen food security. A five dollar donation will provide 10 meals for those who need help. With your support, over the past 12 years, Big Y’s Sack Hunger program has donated over 36 million meals to those in need. The donation you make today is distributed to food banks in your area and your generosity is appreciated this holiday season.


Donate $5 in-store at the register or click here to make a donation online.
November 2 through December 6, 2023

Get Involved with Big Y’s Sack Hunger Program

Looking to do more? Learn about how you can provide support for our local food banks this holiday season.

  1. Click here to donate.
  2. Click on the Sack Hunger logo at the bottom of the page.
  3. Enter donation amount in any denomination from a minimum of $5.00 to a maximum of $500.00.
  4. Once amount is entered, click on the shopping cart in the upper right.
  5. Click “CHECKOUT” to complete.
  6. Check order. Add payment.
  7. Click “PLACE ORDER”.

Please donate today. Remember, your donations will be distributed to these local food banks to help fight hunger in our area! 

every meal matters


Big Y will donate a portion of the proceeds
from our Produce and Floral Departments

between November 2 - 8, 2023 up to $20,000.


Big Y will donate a portion of the proceeds
from our Big Y Brands

private label

between November 16 - 22, 2023 up to $50,000.


Big Y will donate a portion of the proceeds
from our Meat Department

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between November 30- December 6, 2023 up to $15,000.

Making an Impact

Big Y continues to support the communities that we all live, work and play. Each year our Sack Hunger Program grows provides food security to individuals and families who need some help.

CT FoodShare

Connecticut Foodshare

Founded in 1982, Connecticut Foodshare is a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. Connecticut Foodshare supports individuals and families from one end of the state to the other by addressing root causes, creating long-term solutions, and distributing nutritious food through local partner programs in an effort to alleviate hunger.


The Food Bank of Western MA

Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. They provide food to independent pantries, meal sites and shelters in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties to alleviate hunger.

Worcester County

Worcester Country Food Bank

Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is one of three Feeding America member food banks in Massachusetts. They're dedicated to engaging, educating, and leading Worcester County, Massachusetts in creating a hunger-free community.

Greater Boston

The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank works passionately to end hunger across Eastern Massachusetts by providing our neighbors in need the healthy food and resources they need to thrive. GBFB acquires food through food industry partners and financial donations.

Donations will benefit the CT and MA regional food banks.

*Some limits may apply.

$5=10 Meals

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