Harvest Newsletter

The Value of a Helping Hand

Issue: Thanksgiving 2022

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays: no cards, no gifts… nothing but family and friends and hopefully—ideally—remembering and recognizing good fortune.

This issue of Harvest is dedicated to that recognition—a thank you to and from clients, partners, volunteers and donors, who explain how necessary, valued and meaningful our work is. And how much remains to be done.

Whether it is recognition of GBFB 2022 volunteers, the support of Boston-area restaurants and their patrons for our new The Helping Menu program, or the new community investment grants we’ve made, the message remains constant. We thank you and could not do it without you.

I’m especially heartened by a remark from volunteer Anne Randolph, who doubled her efforts at the GBFB when Covid hit. “There’s actually quite a lot in the world that people do for other people,” she says.

And the power of giving reaches far beyond the immediate benefits of a food box or a wholesome meal. As clients such as Zuri Dixon, who draws on food pantry Beverly Bootstraps for support, will attest, “It’s about helping people function in their lives, and feeling included—being able to be a part of the world.”

Our warmest wishes to you this Thanksgiving.


GBFB President and CEO, Catherine D'AmatoDonate

Stories of Hope: Zuri Dixon
Zuri Dixon knows something about navigating through adversity—and the value of a helping hand.
Addressing Barriers in Fall River
GBFB connects to clients to better inform services and address barriers.
Thank you, GBFB Partners!
Awards celebrate those individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to support mission to end hunger.
Congratulations to GBFB’s Volunteers of the Year!
GBFB presents awards in appreciation for service to end hunger across Eastern Massachusetts.
Something for Everyone at Thanksgiving
GBFB provides one-time funding to ALL partners to respond to immediate needs this holiday season due to inflation.
Giving is On the Menu
The Helping Menu program uses creative menu items for patrons to add a donation to their restaurant order.


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