March 23, 2020
Today, Governor Baker announced a Stay-At-Home Order, beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, April 6.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), our partner hunger-relief agencies, and our volunteers are exempt from the advisory. This exemption is based on federal guidance and has been amended to reflect the needs of Massachusetts’ unique economy.
GBFB is working closely with our partner hunger-relief agencies to ensure their ability to receive and distribute healthy food to those in need in their communities.
We continue to ask for volunteers who are healthy and can help with our critical mission while adhering to social distancing and other guidelines from local, state and federal sources. If you are interested in volunteering on site at GBFB, please sign up HERE.
Visit Mass.gov for the full list of Massachusetts COVID-19 Essential Services and more information about the Stay-At-Home Order.
March 14, 2020
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our community.
As a food distribution facility that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food for our neighbors in need across Eastern Massachusetts, GBFB is a critical front-line first responder for our neighbors in need.
As an AIB-certified organization, GBFB already operates under the utmost stringent health and safety measures.
The extra steps we’ve taken to mitigate the potential spread of the virus in our building and to our clients includes, but is not limited to, the following:
We are confident that these extra steps, combined with our already strict approach to health and safety, will allow us to continue serving our clients as we closely monitor and navigate this developing situation.
The coronavirus poses an even bigger health threat to our community’s most vulnerable populations — low-income individuals and senior citizens.
GBFB is committed to assuring that we continue to distribute food to our partner agencies and through our direct service programs, especially those that impact individuals at high risk.
During this time, you can support our work to keep our community healthy, and ensure that our neighbors in need have enough food by making a donation.
At this time, we ARE still accepting individuals and groups looking to support our work via volunteer opportunities. If you are an individual seeking volunteer opportunities, click here to submit your volunteer request. If you are a corporation, organization or other group looking to lend a hand, you can connect with us here.
If you, or anyone you know, are in need of food, please use the Food Finder Resource one-pager found on our website to get information about food resources in your community, to learn about SNAP eligibility, and more.
We are fully committed to keeping our Eastern Massachusetts community safe and making sure they receive the nutritious food they need to thrive.
March 10, 2020
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) values the health of our community. Please help us stop the possible spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As a precaution, during your visit to GBFB, please…
To learn more, read our statement on the Coronavirus.