Since the very first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth in 1621 (one of the 190 cities and towns in our own service area),The Greater Boston Food Bank prides itself in providing nutritious food and holiday meals to those in need in the Commonwealth during this holiday season. Almost 400 years later, Thanksgiving is still a time when we as a nation stop, reflect and give thanks for all that we have throughout the year. GBFB has a lot to be thankful for this year. Thanks to the support of donors, partners, and volunteers, we are proud to have distributed over 51 million pounds this past year to our network of over 550 member agencies in 190 cities in towns in eastern Massachusetts. That’s enough for 42,000,000 healthy meals. Over 87,000 turkeys will pass through our warehouse this holiday season as we work to ensure individuals and families in need can enjoy the tradition of a holiday meal. Also, through our efforts of our Holiday Meal Drive, we will provide at least 500,000 healthy holiday meals. There’s still time to join the Holiday Meal Drive, just $20 provides 5 holiday meals to make the season brighter for those in need.