During the month of September, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) participated in Hunger Action Month–a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about hunger and encourage people to take action to end it. Throughout the month, GBFB held many events and activities to spread the word about the reality of hunger in Eastern Massachusetts. Some of the highlights include:
Boston Turned Orange
Many of Boston’s landmarks turned orange, the color used to signify hunger awareness for the month of September, on Hunger Action Day, September 13. Thank you to all that took action to spread awareness on hunger across our community:
On an empty stomach, I can’t…
Friends, colleagues and followers across social media spread the word on how hunger affects them:
Unveiling of New Trucks on City Hall Plaza:
We teamed up with the generous team at Citizens Bank to unveil our new 28-foot refrigerated trucks. Each truck holds up to 44,000 healthy meals at a time. Citizens Bank has been a longstanding partner of GBFB and supports more than 30 programs across its footprint to fight hunger as part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger initiative.
Women Fighting Hunger Breakfast:
On September 14, GBFB held its annual Women Fighting Hunger breakfast fundraiser. Those in attendance were able to raise enough money to provide nearly 1 million healthy meals to the nearly 500,000 people living in Eastern Massachusetts who struggle with hunger.
Proclamation from the Governor:
GBFB received a proclamation from Gov. Charlie Baker, officially making September Hunger Action Month across Massachusetts. GBFB also received a proclamation from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announcing September 13 as Hunger Action Day in the city of Boston.