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Legacies make a lasting difference

SusanSusan McLeish of Lexington and Suzanne “Suzy” Lewis of Belmont have a lot in common. Both work in finance and both are generous donors and dedicated volunteers of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). They share a passionate belief in providing “basic needs” – like food and shelter – to those who can’t afford them.

“Someone may need a job or an affordable place to live,” said Suzy. “But if they are hungry, what they need most is food. Hunger is the first problem to solve.”

Susan and Suzy met last year at GBFB’s free Mobile Market in Somerville, where they volunteer monthly helping distribute food to those in need.

Suzy“The Mobile Market is exceptionally well-organized and efficient,” said Suzy. “What I love most is that we’re distributing so many fresh vegetables and fruits. GBFB has taught me a lot about the importance of providing healthier foods, and helped me become a better informed and more engaged volunteer.”

In addition to giving generously to GBFB, Susan and Suzy are members of our Legacy Society, which honors donors who have committed to making a lasting difference for GBFB through a bequest in their will. As business people, they know the critical importance of planning for the future.

“It was so easy to name GBFB to receive a legacy gift from my estate,” Susan said. “It continues my commitment to ending hunger long after I’m gone.”

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