This past spring, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, launched its “Families for Impact” volunteer series, allowing parents with young children to involve the entire family in community service and learn about hunger in Eastern Massachusetts. This unique volunteer experience is the first time that GBFB has allowed children as young as 5-years old participate in food sorting projects.
On Saturday, October 27, GBFB held its most recent volunteer opportunity, and gave a short presentation honoring Massachusetts’ youngest hunger advocates. The event opened with 11-year old, Jack Vincent, sharing his personal story about why hunger is important to him. He became GBFB’s first “Super Hunger Hero” inductee, for his effort in helping to ‘save the world’ by ending hunger here. Recipients of this achievement received an official ‘Hunger Hero’ certificate and cape.
Over 12 families, sorted and boxed 21,160 pounds of food that provided over 16,800 meals to Massachusetts residents. St. Cecilia Parrish, advent supporters of GBFB’s mission, brought 5 families to participate in the giving efforts.
“Families for impact is a special opportunity that teaches importance of giving back with your family,” said Tony Dellovo, GBFB development manager. “We are so proud of our super hunger heroes for their efforts in helping us save the world by ending hunger.”
Families work together to end hunger here by volunteering at the Families for Impact event.