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Year: 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the 2018 Farm Bill – a major win for hunger relief. For what comes next and how to get involved, read more here.

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At The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), we know food insecurity costs Massachusetts $2.4 billion in avoidable health-related expenses annually. To appropriately address food insecurity, we first need to identify who is experiencing it. That is why we advocate for medical clinicians and providers ...
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This latest development means we are closer to providing access to school breakfast to more than 150,000 children in need across the Commonwealth.

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Nearly 2 million people could lose their SNAP benefits across the U.S. if this proposal is passed.

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State legislators and local hunger-relief providers gathered last week to support increased funding for the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) at the Food Bank Coalition of Massachusetts’  annual MEFAP Legislative Breakfast. MEFAP is an item in the state budget that provi...
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$20 million in MEFAP funding would enable the four Massachusetts food banks to provide 24 million meals to our neighbors in need.

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In Eastern Massachusetts, the average low-income meal cost ranged from $2.49 to $3.00 per meal or 34 to 61 percent higher than the SNAP maximum benefit.

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GBFB’s free produce Mobile Market program has grown to eight locations and serves an average of 7,000 food-insecure individuals every month.

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Healthy choices in the supermarket translate to healthy food for those struggling with hunger, thanks to Hannaford Supermarkets and GBFB.

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This is a critical year for protecting federal assistance programs, such as SNAP, the nation’s largest anti-hunger program, and CSFP, which provides staple food items to low-income seniors.

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