Young Professionals Make a Difference

Published on November 1, 2019

Millennials are a group not immediately associated with philanthropy, but that could soon change thanks to The Greater Boston Food Bank’s (GBFB) young professionals group — Kitchen Cabinet.

“Most people in this group are settling into their careers and thinking about how they can make a difference; they also want to meet new people and feel good about what they’re doing,” said GBFB Senior Development Associate, Brian Teague who led the effort to resurrect the donor group in 2017 after it had gone dormant for years.

Since then, the Boston young professionals group has hosted inventive fundraising events, such as “Spin for Meals,” a spin class accompanied by a cocktail hour—and volunteered at GBFB partner agencies. The group will also be hosting a Giving Tuesday Party on December 3, 2019 at Publico in Boston.

“My parents grew up in a country where many children and adults face hunger and that was just an accepted part of life. I was fortunate to never have to worry about my next meal and I want to do everything I can to help make sure no one worries about having access to a healthy food.” Shanan Kumar, Kitchen Cabinet Member

GBFB’s Kitchen Cabinet raised enough money last year to provide nearly 100,000 meals to people in need in Eastern Massachusetts. Want to learn more or join? Click here.

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