The goal of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is to provide access to enough healthy food for three meals a day for every food-insecure individual in Eastern Massachusetts. Through a strong network of on-the-ground partners in Lawrence, GBFB is exceeding that goal within the city.
In the past 12 months, GBFB has distributed 1.8 million pounds of food in the city of Lawrence, the equivalent of over 1.5 million meals.
“The market is making a huge difference here, it’s a great feeling seeing it in action. A lot of the food options in the area are unhealthy and expensive,” said Bill Roche, the site coordinator at GBFB’s Mobile Market at the Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence. “When college students have their basic needs met, you’re not just improving the entire community—you’re building a better community.”
In addition to the community college Mobile Market, GBFB works with five food pantries in the city, two meal programs, and four direct distribution programs where GBFB organizes monthly food distributions at convenient locations within a community, like an elementary school or a local health center.
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