Shire Shares A Ton Campaign Provides 67,381 Meals

Published on December 18, 2012

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 traditional food items at their offices. This year’s effort was the largest single-company food and fund drive in GBFB history – with Shire raising $26,689 and 2,043 pounds of food – which together will provide more than 64,000 meals to families and individuals in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Shire employees first volunteered with GBFB in 2007, and continue to deepen their engagement.  Over the years, 122 employees have volunteered 336 hours at GBFB. In addition, Shire’s President, Dr. Sylvie Gregoire served on GBFB’s Board of Directors from 2007-2010, and the company has been a significant financial donor and committed banquet sponsor since 2008. Learn more about hosting a food and fund drive.

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