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Thank you to MassLive for covering the launch of Lorraine’s Mobile Food Pantry, which was made possible through a charitable $45,000 donation by local medical and recreational cannabis dispensary Theory Wellness. An unveiling of the new Mobile Food Pantry truck was held on October 28 and MassLive was there to cover the event.


MASSLIVE: Chicopee cannabis company Theory Wellness donates $45,000 to Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen to create mobile food pantry

OCT 27, 2021
A cannabis company is going to help Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry volunteers meet a long-term goal of helping families who often don’t know where their next meal is coming from and have a hard time getting to the agency.

On Thursday, organization officials will unveil a mobile food pantry that will travel to places where they know there are people facing food insecurity.

The first year of the program is being funded entirely by Theory Wellness, which has made a $45,000 donation to the pantry.

“We are trying to bring the pantry to the community,” said Al Picard, one of the presidents of the pantry’s board of directors.

Theory Wellness, which also has cannabis dispensaries in Great Barrington and Bridgewater, operates a medical and recreational dispensary at 672 Fuller Road in Chicopee.

It opened in February 2020 with just recreational marijuana, closing less than a month later because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened on Memorial Day of that year and later also received a medical marijuana distribution license, said Thomas Winstanley, vice president of marketing.

After the business reopened and was financially stable, Winstanley said, he met with Mayor John L. Vieau to talk about what Theory Wellness could do to get involved in the city.
“We wanted to see where a company like ours could have an impact on the community,” Winstanley said.

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About Theory Wellness:

Theory Wellness is an East Coast medical and recreational cannabis brand; we cultivate cannabis, operate extraction labs, manufacture infused marijuana products, and proudly serve patients and customers at our marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts and Maine.

Our focus is on small batch, craft cannabis that we cultivate using sustainable techniques on our outdoor cannabis farm and at our state-of-the-art indoor gardens. We run unique genetics to develop in-house premium products that include flower, concentrates, edibles, and an array of infusions for medical and recreational consumers in New England.

Throughout our work, we remain committed to expanding the science of cannabis, and creating the future we want to see in the emerging marijuana industry through social justice, sustainability, and research.

If you’re thinking to yourself, where is the nearest recreational dispensary near me or medical marijuana dispensary near me, look no further. Theory Wellness operates medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries in Maine and Massachusetts that offer various cannabis products to meet your needs. If you are looking for our Maine recreational marijuana dispensary locations, click here. If you are looking for Massachusetts marijuana dispensary locations, click here.

To learn more about our operations, follow-us on Instagram @TheoryWellness.