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Year: 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, please think of all our neighbors who faced the recent holidays with little or no food on their tables. So many are still hurting here in Eastern Massachusetts. Thank you to those who have already made a year-end gift. For those who haven't, you can still make a differen...
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Throughout the month of November, Shire Pharmaceuticals conducted  “Shire Shares a Ton”, their food and fund drive to benefit The Greater Boston Food bank (GBFB). In its third year hosting the campaign, Shire added the option to make online monetary donations in addition to donating traditio...
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GBFB distributed meals to more than 76,000 families this Thanksgiving, a 37.6 percent increase over last year’s total. The distribution provided holiday meals to many of the one in nine Eastern Massachusetts residents in need of food assistance. In addition to a successful annual online Turkey ...
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On December 4, 5 and 6, WAAF FM’s on-air personalities LB and Spaz rose up on boom cranes, and camped out in the sky for three days for “Rise Up Against Hunger” to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank. Greg Hill of The Hill-Man Morning Show was on air around the clock throughout the event t...
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Just in time for the holidays, GBFB is offering up gift certificates for its annual Super Hunger Brunch. On Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, you can enjoy brunch at one of Boston’s finest restaurants, and 100% of the money you spend will go directly toward GBFB’s hunger relief efforts....
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On Monday, November 12, more than 220 friends and supporters of GBFB attended the annual Kitchen Cabinet Fall into Fall Event. The Kitchen Cabinet is a group of Boston area professionals committed to ending hunger here. “Fall into Fall” raised more than $25,000, enough for 60,213 meals, makin...
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Last Friday, GBFB sent three trucks to New York to provide ongoing support for those needing help. One truck, a tractor trailer carrying water and food from GBFB, stopped at the Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven to pick up additional supplies and continued to City Harvest in Queens, NY. Connect...
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This month, we highlight The TJX Companies, Inc., including The TJX Foundation, for their longtime commitment to ending hunger in Eastern Massachusetts. Since 1989, TJX has been a valued partner of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). Over the years, the company and its employees have generously ...
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On Thursday, November 8, GBFB welcomed over 100 friends at the Yawkey Distribution Center for the 7th annual Chain of Giving. Considered the kick-off to the holiday season, the Chain of Giving brings the GBFB community together to unload the first of many truckloads of turkeys, passing them in do...
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After making sure that Eastern Massachusetts hunger relief organizations survived Hurricane Sandy and were not in need of urgent assistance, The Greater Boston Food Bank began reaching out to food banks in areas impacted most by Hurricane Sandy to find out how GBFB could help. It became clear tha...
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