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Fall River: a local community in need

Nearly 1 out of every 5 people living in Fall River does not consistently know where their next meal is coming from.

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) works tirelessly to deliver healthy food to as many of the more than 16,000 food-insecure people in Fall River as possible.
Fall River Mobile Market

Shiv Kumar Thakur, a student at Bristol Community College (BCC) in Fall River is both a recipient and a volunteer at GBFB’s Mobile Market on their campus. Pictured here with Maurice Cyr, site coordinator at BCC.

 

GBFB distributed the equivalent of over 1.3 million healthy meals in Fall River over the last 12 months. GBFB works with 18 different pantries, meal programs, shelters and other partners in Fall River, including a GBFB Mobile Market at Bristol Community College.

“Students are struggling to pay things like car insurance, electric and somehow find a way to find money to buy food,” said Maurice Cyr, site coordinator at BCC. “And that’s why we get people coming out every month waiting in line for an hour, hour and a half, because they know they’re getting nutritious foods.”

In the last year, GBFB distributed nearly half a million pounds of fruits and vegetables to sites in Fall River, including BCC, which has been a GBFB partner since 2012.

With the help of our donors, we are able to serve nutritious food to community college students and their families, like Marc, read more about Feeding Families. Want to help? Consider volunteering or make a donation.

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