We regret to inform you that this year’s Ted Cutler Lecture has been postponed in light of concerns around COVID-19. We are deeply committed to your health and safety, as well as to keeping our staff safe during this time of extreme uncertainty.
We look forward to sharing our important work around College Hunger with you in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a minute to read this blog post about a college student who has benefited from GBFB’s support.
“If God could ask, ‘What do you want?’ I’d say, ‘Please take care of somebody else. I’m doing just fine.’” – Ted Cutler (1930 – 2017)
Ted Cutler was a champion for hungry kids and families throughout greater Boston. He stepped up to lead the capital campaign for a new food bank, Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope, with Joanne Jaxtimer from BNY Mellon. Together they raised $35 million to purchase land and construct a new food bank that opened in 2009. Without Ted’s ceaseless support, we would not be who we are today – an organization providing access to healthy foods to over 500 partner agencies in 190 cities and towns.
Ted’s legacy as a generous and thoughtful philanthropist is evident throughout Boston as his support enhanced the arts, education and health. He often referred to the work and mission of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) as the “most important social justice work going on in the city of Boston.” His efforts changed lives, solidifying sustainable access to healthy foods for anyone who needs them.
The Second Annual Ted Cutler Lecture featured Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc., Vice President for Nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Dr. Wootan’s keynote address, “Supporting Healthy Eating for Low-Income Families” outlined the promising policy and environmental approaches that can help reshape the food system and make healthier choices easier, especially for low-income families. Joanne Jaxtimer served as the event chair.
The Inaugural Ted Cutler Lecture, held on April 24, 2018, featured Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA., and was chaired by Joanne Jaxtimer.