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A reason to give back

Tim McKenna

There are many reasons why donors support The Greater Boston Food Bank. For Tim McKenna, of Medfield, it’s both a matter of conviction and personal experience.

“There were times in my life when I was actually food insecure. I didn’t have two nickels to rub together,” Tim said. “I felt that I needed to give back as I became more successful.”

Earlier this year, Tim, who works as a concert producer, hosted a Facebook fundraiser for his birthday, raising over $2,100 from more than 40 people. This annual tradition is in addition to the donations he has made individually to the food bank for the last 10 years or so.

“I see people who are working who can’t afford food, and I think eating is a human right,” Tim said. “I see a lot of people served by local food pantries and the food bank.”

After the COVID-19 crisis created a surge in demand for food assistance, Tim moved up his planned end-of-year gift to this April to make an immediate impact. We are so grateful to Tim and to so many others who have given what they can and more to help their neighbors.

“I have been given so many gifts—I believe that to keep them you have to share your blessings,” Tim said.

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