Food Bank of Western Massachusetts elects Pinsky to Board of Directors

Date: 1/15/2014

WESTFIELD – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts recently elected David Pinsky, P.E. to its Board of Directors. His three-year term serving this non-profit organization, which has been fighting hunger in Western Massachusetts for more than 30 years, begins this month.

Pinsky, who serves as Tighe & Bond’s president and chief executive officer, has worked at the engineering firm since 1988. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

A professional engineer for more than 25 years, Pinsky holds a master of science degree in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is also an active member of numerous professional societies and organizations in the engineering profession, such as the American Water Works Association, the Massachusetts Water Works Association, and the New England Water Works Association.

Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been working with the community to reduce hunger and increase food security in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. It serves as a distribution center for the region’s emergency food network in Western Massachusetts, providing nutritious food to 300 hundred of its member agencies acting as front-line food assistance pantries and meal sites. Last year, The Food Bank distributed more than eight million pounds of food, helping nourish families, children, elders and adults struggling with food insecurity. Ultimately, more than 130,000 individuals – one in eight people – rely annually on emergency food from The Food Bank and the emergency food network.

In addition, The Food Bank provides a wide range of services including the Brown Bag: Food for Elders program, the new Mobile Food Bank program, SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) enrollment assistance, and other initiatives that support access to nutritious foods for all residents.