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Year: 2013

On December 11-13, WAAF FM’s on-air personalities LB and Spaz rose up on boom lifts, and camped out in the sky for three days for “Rise Up Against Hunger” to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). Greg Hill of The Hill-Man Morning Show and Mike Hsu were on air around the clock through...
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to share a quick update. Since November 20, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) has distributed almost 16,000 turkeys and, in response to requests from individuals and small families, more than 25,000 roasting chickens and boneless turkey breast...
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The cut in SNAP benefits has received a great deal of media attention and will impact many throughout the country. We have put together a quick Q&A outlining the effects of the cuts. What is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S...
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This piece originally ran in The Boston Globe. Americans are passionate about food. With television networks, magazines and weekly sections in big-city newspapers dedicated to cooking and fine dining; food trucks vying for space in upscale urban neighborhoods, and foodies from coast to coast wait...
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On Wednesday, September 11, more than 300 women gathered for GBFB’s annual Women Fighting Hunger Breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental. GBFB honored Chef Jody Adams for her commitment to ending hunger. “Jody has been a tremendous supporter of GBFB for more than 10 years. Both Trade and Rialto pa...
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This summer the GBFB Nutrition Team put on four Nutrition Fairs for children at Kids Cafe program sites in Dorchester, Brockton and Fall River. As a result, hundreds of children have taken part in health education activities and learned to be more responsible in their everyday food decisions. Act...
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On July 24, 25 and 29, The Boston Red Sox Wives hosted the 22nd annual Cash and Can Drive at Fenway Park to raise awareness about hunger in our community. Over three nights, both the Red Sox wives and GBFB volunteers collected food and monetary donations at the gates of Fenway Park. Game goers do...
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Throughout the month of August, you can make a difference by purchasing Harpoon beer at your local Hannaford Supermarket. This month only, Harpoon Brewery and Hannaford Supermarket will donate $1 to local food banks for every case of Harpoon beer purchased in select states, including Massachusett...
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As is tradition, rival governors in the Stanley Cup placed a friendly wager.  On Tuesday, July 23, Governor Deval Patrick made good on this year's wager by volunteering alongside Governor Pat Quinn at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The governors’ volunteer activity drew much attention to...
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This year’s Red Sox Wives Cash and Can Drive will take place on July 24 and July 25 at the gates of Fenway from 5pm through the end of the second inning. The Red Sox Wives will be accepting donations of $10.00 or 10 canned goods at the Fenway gates before the game. Those who make a donation wil...
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