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Year: 2016

The issue of child hunger and initiatives to alleviate this epidemic, such as school meal programs and our own School-based Pantries, are well known. However, many do not realize that college and graduate students are also at risk of hunger. Regardless of age, it’s difficult to learn on an empt...
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Lana is a recently divorced mother who depends on The Firehouse Pantry, a GBFB member agency, to feed her young sons. This is her story. “Both of my sons have special needs – the younger is severely autistic, non-verbal and in a wheelchair – and there’s no one else who can give them the...
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Thanks to his innovations that improve our warehouse efficiency and save money, Monir, our Inventory Control Assistant Manager, is the Team GBFB Member of the Quarter! The Team GBFB Member of the Quarter, nominated by his or her peers, brings forward creative and innovative suggestions that...
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Last year, GBFB distributed over 1.2 million pounds of a variety of donated meat products to those in need in Eastern Massachusetts. This provides that critical center-of-the-plate item that provides lots of nutrients but can be cost-prohibitive for struggling families. “It’s the protein – ...
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GBFB’s Team Member of the Quarter recognizes an employee who brings forward creative and innovative suggestions that help GBFB in its mission to end hunger here.

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No matter how much more food GBFB acquires, distribution increases will be minimal if our 550 agencies across Eastern Massachusetts do not have the infrastructure in place to get more food to more people who need it.

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As a specialist in preventive medicine and GBFB’s first Director of Public Health and Research, Kathryn Brodowski, MD, MPH, is passionately committed to “connecting the dots” to solve health problems. After seeing many patients diagnosed with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseas...
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As The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) continues working towards its goal of distributing 57 million pounds of food this year, it’s crucial to note that the quality of what is being distributed is becoming as important as the quantity of food being distributed to our friends, family, and neighb...
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Last weekend, the Boston Red Sox Wives hosted their 25th annual Strike Out Hunger fundraiser at Fenway Park. Generous Boston fans came through for us donating enough to provide over 40,000 healthy meals to those in need. In return for donations, fans received autographed photos of their favorite...
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School meals and community eligibility for school meals are just two components to the federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which must be renewed by Congress every 5 years. During this process, Congress debates new funding levels, ways to strengthen and improve children nutrition progra...
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