Growing Healthy Futures

Young girl smiling at the camera, holding an appleHosted by The Greater Boston Food Bank’s (GBFB) Innovative Development Council, Growing Healthy Futures is a month-long campaign from August 10, 2020 through September 10, 2020 in support of GBFB’s School-based Pantries.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, GBFB’s nine School-based Pantries across Eastern Massachusetts served around 6,300 individuals each month. Now approximately 12,000 individuals rely on School-based Pantries to put food on their tables. While the plans for reopening schools this fall remain uncertain, our plans to provide healthy meals to families with children are solid.

Each School-based Pantry’s operating costs are around $50,000 annually. Your support of our Growing Healthy Futures campaign will go directly to funding this important program. Will you help us grow healthy families and healthy futures?


In appreciation, all Growing Healthy Futures supporters will be invited to a virtual celebration on Thursday, September 10. More details to follow.

School-based Pantries

To reach struggling families in the communities where they live, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) operates free, monthly food distributions at public schools across Eastern Massachusetts called School-based Pantries. Every family takes home 40-50 pounds of nutritious food, from fresh fruits and vegetables to meats, dairy, pasta and more.

This vital resource helps parents, like Irma and Staci, make ends meet:

Stories of Hope: Irma
Irma and other families at the Connery School in Lynn take home about 40 pounds of nutritious food every month from the free, farmers market-style distribution. Read Irma’s story >
Stories of Hope - Staci
Every month, Staci and her two daughters get healthy food and fresh produce from the School-based Pantry at the Connery School in Lynn. Read Staci’s story >

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