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Year: 2015

  This past fall, Bridgitte Carroll, a student studying to be a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) from Simmons College, interned at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). Learn more about Bridgitte’s experience as GBFB’s Dietetic Intern:   What is a Dietetic Intern, you ask? I’m in an 8-m...
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Every week, 82-year-old Andre picks up healthy food from the Franciscan Food Center in downtown Boston, a pantry that receives most of its food from The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). Like many other seniors in Eastern Massachusetts living on fixed or limited incomes, he is unable to afford ...
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  The days before Thanksgiving are always the busiest at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), but this year we have been busier than ever!   Last week alone was a record week – distributing almost 2 million pounds of healthy food! That is almost 200,000 pounds more than the week befor...
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  Last month, members of GBFB’s Harvesters Circle gathered at Carlson Orchards in Harvard, Massachusetts, for the launch of PhilanthroPiCK. Guests were greeted by farm owner Frank Carlson and with the sweet sounds of Contra Banditos, a New England Contra Dance Band.     As guest...
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  One turkey, two turkeys, three turkeys… four! Over 600 turkeys were unloaded into GBFB’s freezers on Thursday, November 5, at the 10th Annual Chain of Giving.   During this yearly kick-off event to the holiday season, GBFB welcomed over 150 friends and partners at its Yawkey Distribution ...
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On Friday, October 23, Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) announced their annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. This is the second year that nonprofit organizations were included, and GBFB and its President and CEO, Catherine D’Amato, ranked #10! &nb...
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The Greater Boston Food Bank is committed to serving the most vulnerable in our community. We have several programs aimed at increasing access and convenience to these populations, including our School-Based Pantry program. GBFB School-Based Pantries offer a unique opportunity for GBFB to directl...
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Throughout September (Hunger Action Month), our local legal industry came together to hold the 6th Annual Legal Food Frenzy to raise money and food for The Greater Boston Food Bank. Participants held fundraisers at their offices - many of which were very creative! - and also tapped into their so...
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Throughout September - Hunger Action Month (HAM) - The Greater Boston Food Bank strives to bring attention to the reality of food insecurity in Eastern Massachusetts. Did you know that 1 in 9 in Eastern Massachusetts struggles to have enough to eat? These are our neighbors like Mindy and Dan. ...
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Team GBFB was back at Boston Magazine’s infamous Battle of the Burger event this week and honored as one of their nonprofit partners. GBFB team members joined the Boston Magazine team and local chefs to eat burgers, raise awareness, sell raffle tickets and take silent auction bids to benefit GB...
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