Harvest Newsletter

GBFB: Nutritious Meals are a Lifeline

Issue: Winter 2024

Dear Friends,

Today, far too many families and individuals are squeezed financially due to the high cost of living. The cost of goods and services today is markedly more expensive than just two years ago—that is why so many of our neighbors are struggling. They are choosing between paying for groceries, housing, childcare, prescriptions, or other bills. Unfortunately, that means a growing number of people are turning to our partners for food assistance, with our partners reporting another 12 percent increase in demand this past year.

That’s why GBFB is committed to distributing high-quality, nutritious food, and you can help us by supporting our Spring for Meals campaign this March. Visit our website to learn how you can help us provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our neighbors in need. This fresh food helps people like Anna—a senior living on a fixed income—who is thankful for the fresh fruits and vegetables available to her through her local food pantry, thanks to GBFB.

In this issue, you will learn about the critical role our warehouse operations team plays in distributing 100 million pounds of food annually to serve 190 cities and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. Your donation and the support of partners like Liberty Mutual enable us to purchase and distribute food to sustain our neighbors in those communities.

With your help, together we can end hunger here.


GBFB President and CEO, Catherine D'AmatoDonate

Stories of Hope: Anna
In Anna’s eyes, the food pantry is a lifeline. As a volunteer and client, Anna embodies the spirit of giving back and providing support that extends far beyond the pantry’s shelves.
Industrial Athletes Make Our Operations Hum
Dedicated and dynamic, our warehouse operations power our efforts to alleviate hunger by distributing food to the 190 communities we serve.
Deborah Kane: It’s My Privilege to Give Back
Deborah Kane is an enthusiastic ally of our mission to end hunger here, as demonstrated by her dedicated and broad-ranging involvement with GBFB.
A Community-Driven Mission
The Seacoast Regional Food Hub in Salisbury was born from a year of collective planning and GBFB leveraging learnings and experience from its other long-term investments to make lasting infrastructural improvements.
Committed to Building Thriving Communities
Liberty Mutual has supported GBFB for more than three decades, helping provide more than 8 million nutritious meals for our neighbors in need across Eastern Massachusetts.
Spring for Meals
The Greater Boston Food Bank’s annual Spring for Meals campaign raises money to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to families and individuals in need across Eastern Massachusetts. Help us unleash the power of produce!


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