During the summer, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) spearheaded a program with the Salvation Army and The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to distribute prepackaged boxes of food to our partner agencies with an immediate need for large quantities of food.
As the summer program came to a close, GBFB looked to the months ahead and began planning how we could deliver a similar package in case a community needed an emergency response of easily deliverable food. This fall, we created the GBFB Family Meal Box program, to accomplish that very task.
“This is the first time we’ve ever curated our own box with our own inventory,” said Erin D’Loughy, GBFB Senior Manager of Community Engagement.
The boxes contain 32 pounds of food that can provide families with food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, such as cereal, peanut butter, pasta, shelf-stable proteins, and more.
Each box also contains two nutritious recipes from GBFB’s online recipe resource, Click ‘N Cook. All the ingredients for each recipe are included in the box.
We know that this historic demand for food assistance will continue for many months to come. GBFB is prepared and committed to support our network of over 600 distribution points with the food they need to help those struggling with hunger.
Donate today to help us continue to meet the historic demand for food.