Every Mile Counts: GBFB Hunger Heroes Race to the Finish Line

Published on April 30, 2024

In early April, all eyes are on “The City on the Hill” for the Boston Marathon®. Runners lace up their shoes to participate in one of the most sought-after athletic events. While athletes competed to secure a spot in the race, it’s also a time to spotlight nonprofits’ missions for good as they received bibs for charity—many runners are running for a cause that’s important to them.

GBFB was honored to receive bibs from the Boston Athletic Association’s Bank of America Boston Marathon® Official Charity Program—paving the way for our Hunger Heroes team; Nicholas Carpino, Christina DiVirgilio, Cory Johnson, Lindsey Nerbonne, Peter Shanley, and Emma Wilson to support GBFB.

Each GBFB Hunger Hero has worked hard to fundraise to reach a goal of helping to provide 20,000 meals that will feed neighbors in need across Eastern Massachusetts. 1 in 3 residents in our state experience food insecurity, and our Hunger Heroes answered the call to nourish those leaning on GBFB for healthy meals. We can’t thank our athletes enough for helping us to address food insecurity one mile at a time. As they head toward the finish line, collectively they will provide more than 100,000 healthy meals and that makes them all winners of this Marathon.

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