When area schools are on break, GBFB opens its doors to kids with our Kids Who Care program. This gives children as young as 10 a chance to play their role to End Hunger Here by sorting and packing nutritious food for distribution to children, veterans and seniors facing hunger.
Kids Who Care allows families work together on a food distribution project while learning about GBFB’s critical mission to End Hunger Here. On December 29, during school break, a group of young volunteers and their families spent their day at GBFB, helping to provide over 3,000 healthy meals for those in need.
Susan Farris, a member of our Harvesters Circle and Women Fighting Hunger Steering Committee, was there with her mother and 13-year-old son, Fionn.
“It is important to provide my son with experiences that teach life lessons and the opportunity to give back,” she explained. “At Kids Who Care, Fionn ‘get’s it,’ because his contribution is so tangible and real; he knows that he, himself, bagged almost 300 pounds of food today, and that it will provide 250 meals for vulnerable seniors in Taunton.”
Harvesters Circle includes families and individuals who donate $1,000 or more annually to GBFB. In addition to receiving special acknowledgement for their dedication and generosity, these donors regularly volunteer with us to learn more about GBFB’s mission to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts.
“It is really special for three generations of our family to be volunteering side-by-side for an organization that does so much for our community,” concluded Farris. “We choose to support GBFB because we know our contributions make a genuine difference.”