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Year: 2013

On June 22 The Greater Boston Food Bank partnered with the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, The Department of Veteran’s Services and Bank of America to distribute over 5,000 pounds of food to veterans and their families. Nearly 200 veterans and their families each received enough fo...
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Last year, Andris Lagsdin of Stoughton Steel completed a Kickstarter campaign for his creation, the Baking Steel, a steel baking sheet made of recycled material. A foodie at heart, Andris knows the importance of access to healthy food, which is why a portion of proceeds from every Baking Steel sa...
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Governors of Stanley Cup Rivals Bet Volunteer Time at Food Banks On June 11, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois publicly announced a unique Stanley Cup wager that sheds light on the increasing issue of food insecurity in our community.  If the Boston Brui...
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From April 29 to May 10, 76 legal organizations in Massachusetts participated in a competition to help end hunger in our communities by collecting food items and raising funds. The 4th Annual Legal Food Frenzy (LFF), organized by Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office raised a total of $117,6...
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Amanda Donovan, a visitor of The Open Door Food Pantry in Gloucester, shared her family's experience with hunger at the 10th annual Greater Boston Food Banquet. Her words are below: I had a dream the other night. I was in one of these gorgeous Beacon Hill townhouses that some of us have had the g...
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On April 25, nearly 450 business and civic leaders and community members came together to raise funds for GBFB’s hunger relief efforts. The $1,000,000 raised will provide 2,360,000 meals to those in need. This year’s event was chaired by Joshua and Amy Boger. According to Catherine D’Amato,...
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UPDATE Saturday, April 20, 2013: The Greater Boston Food Bank will open on Saturday, April 20, 2013 per our regular Saturday schedule. The Fall River distribution will also occur as scheduled. We will return to normal operating hours on Monday, April 22, 2013. If your Friday pick up was cancelled...
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For families in this economy, hunger is one lost job or medical bill from becoming a financial reality. Many begin skipping meals, or face trade offs between paying for rent, heat and medical expenses, or purchasing food. For Thomas, a visitor to Weymouth Council for the Hungry, that reality ha...
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While Brigid Nurnberg and Brian Reh, who ran the race to benefit GBFB, are safe and well, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone emotionally and/or physically affected by Monday's grim event.
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GBFB is currently looking for volunteers to help facilitate the 2014 Hunger in America (HIA) Study. The quadrennial study, conducted by Feeding America, involves face-to-face client interviews and surveys of local charitable agencies (kitchens, pantries, & shelters) in order to capture detail...
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