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GBFB looks to increase food distribution in southeast MA

To help 21 agencies order more food and spend less time picking it up, GBFB has launched a new cross dock in New Bedford.

Serving over 500 agencies throughout Eastern Massachusetts with food, including many perishable items that require proper refrigeration, creates a huge logistical puzzle. To reach more communities, GBFB uses Cross Docks, which enable our drivers to take truckloads of food to a donated location with shipping docks, where agencies can pick it up.

New Bedford Cross Dock
21 agencies will now receive their food from this New Bedford Cross Dock, reducing their travel time and increasing efficiency.
Increasing Distribution

The new Cross Dock in New Bedford means that agencies, such as the pantry at the Veteran’s Association of Bristol County, will no longer have to travel into the city to the GBFB warehouse to pick up their orders. This increased convenience will allow them to order more food and will also ease the workload at GBFB, freeing up resources to help more people in need. Additionally, GBFB is looking to increase food distribution in southeast Massachusetts, and this Cross Dock will help us reach more people.

Ed Macpherson (second from the right), who is generously donating the use of his building, is open to us operating the Cross Dock multiple times a month.
Ed Macpherson (second from the right), who is generously donating the use of his building, is open to GBFB operating the Cross Dock multiple times a month to increase our distribution in southEastern Massachusetts.

Benefits of having the New Bedford Cross Dock location:

  • 12,000 square feet available for staging and picking orders – 10 bays available for shipping.
  • Easy access via Route 140
  • 21 agencies served
  • 63,243 pounds pounds of healthy food distributed per month

This effort is a great example of how together, we can end hunger here! We can help.

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