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Year: 2011

By Colleen Quinn STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 27, 2011…..Hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Massachusetts face unprecedented demand for meals from cash-strapped, struggling residents and are asking state officials to step in to help address the proble...
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More and more families once considered middle class are joining the ranks of the working poor. New census data reveal the still-struggling economy - combined with rising living costs - has pushed a record number of Americans into poverty. Nearly one in two people are now classified as having low ...
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The growing problem of hunger in our community is explored in “Hunger 101,” a video series featuring Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). This is the second in the series by GBFB, and focuses on the importance and power of giving to end hunger in East...
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LB and Spaz of WAAF raised more than $80,763 for GBFB with their three day “Skate the State from A to Z” event on November 16, 17, and 18, 2011. LB and Spaz skated from Agawam and Attleboro to the Zakim Bridge in Boston, or over 136 miles total, braving the cold, rain  and sore muscles, all ...
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On Monday, November 14, GBFB hosted Kitchen Cabinet's Fall Into Fall event at dante. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks before heading over to the Museum of Science for Boston magazine's Taste event. It was not only a delicious evening, but a successful one as well -- nearly $23,000 was rai...
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On Sunday, November 13, 2011 Harpoon Helps, with the New England Barbecue Society, hosted the 5th annual Pre -Thanksgiving Harpoon Helps Beer-B-Que at Harpoon Brewery. More than 260 people attended this event and enjoyed fried pickles, jalapeño poppers and mouthwatering barbeque with Harpoon’s...
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One in nine is facing hunger in Eastern Massachusetts. Just $16 provides a 12 to 14-lb turkey to a family who is struggling this holiday season. Participate in our annual Turkey Drive to help our neighbors in need have a healthy, hunger-free Thanksgiving.
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Thanksgiving represents a time of giving. The Greater Boston Food Bank is grateful for the support it receives from the entire community to help ensure that struggling families in Eastern Massachusetts have a healthy, hunger-free holiday. Each year we kick off the holiday season with our Chain of...
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Sunday evening, October 9th, PBS premiered a one-hour Sesame Workshop production for both children and adults that explores issues of poverty, hunger and nutrition in America. “Growing Hope Against Hunger” introduces a new Muppet character, 7-year-old Lily, who asks, “Why don’t people hav...
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The growing problem of hunger in our community is explored in “Hunger 101,” a video series featuring Catherine D'Amato, President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. This is the first in the series, and focuses on hunger’s impact on children and families in Eastern Massachusetts.
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