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Year: 2016

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 r...
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With help from enthusiastic volunteers, GBFB on Tuesday kicked off our medical center free produce distribution program, serving 96 households (which included 91 children and 39 seniors) with nearly 4,000 pounds of potatoes, cucumbers, oranges, apples, and more. All of the recipients are patient...
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As a physician, I can order state-of-the-art diagnostics and offer the best possible treatments, but it is not enough," said GBFB's Board of Advisors Chair Dr. Allen Hamdan, Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "Without question access to healthy food is t...
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Food in Hull is expensive, especially fruits and vegetables. My kids are healthier and stronger today, because of the fresh produce and other healthy foods we got from the pantry at Wellspring. Jackie, a working mother who lives in Hull with her three children, is a good example of who we can he...
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Pantries want to offer the best possible foods for their clients, but not everyone is a nutrition expert. That’s why we use CHOP, a simple nutrition ranking system. GBFB understands the importance of a healthy diet and has made a commitment to support healthy lives and healthy communities th...
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On Thursday, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) hosted our annual legislative breakfast at Carrie Nation on Beacon Hill in support of the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP). Some of you may know about this unique and essential piece of legislation that sustains the state...
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When I started working for The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) in 2010, my primary role was to provide nutrition and food safety education to the food pantries and meal programs we serve. As a Registered Dietitian with a background in food service, clinical settings and communication, it was a pe...
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For those who struggle to put food on the table, inexpensive foods are often the only choices they can afford. Unfortunately, these foods are often the most unhealthy, putting people at increased risk of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Poor nutrition is especially detrimenta...
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It’s Super Tuesday and that means millions of people throughout the country will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots to vote in the U.S. Presidential Primaries. Meanwhile, there are thousands of hunger advocates in Washington, D.C. meeting with their federal legislators during today...
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Last night, everyone at the Bruce Springsteen concert sure did have a heart for the hungry. There was a packed house as The Boss rocked the Garden, and at the end of the night he urged the crowd to donate to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and The Food Project on their way out. As our volunte...
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