Fall is underway and as a chill enters the air, we inevitably start thinking about the holidays quickly approaching. Each year, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) holds an annual Holiday Meal Drive, which is a fundraising effort that provides holiday meals to those in need. Every $20 donation will provide a full holiday meal complete with turkey and fixings for five.
So many families throughout eastern Massachusetts struggle to keep up with the rising costs of housing, heat and health bills at this time of year, so the additional stress of the holidays can be difficult. According to the recent Hunger in America 2014 study, food insecurity is growing and hunger is a silent epidemic affecting our neighbors, colleagues, family and friends. GBFB has been working extra hard to accommodate this growing need this holiday season and we are off to a great start.