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Hunger Free Holidays. Give the gift of a holiday meal for just $35.

The Greater Boston Food Bank’s (GBFB’s) Hunger Free Holidays campaign raises awareness and funds during the holiday season for the 1 in 3 of our neighbors who are food insecure here in Eastern Massachusetts.  The holidays are a time for celebration with family and friends, but many families are struggling to provide for their basic needs. Our neighbors are in financial distress and grappling with the high cost of living, many having to make tough decisions between buying food or paying for housing, healthcare, or transportation. In fact, the increase in cost of food at the grocery store continues to outpace overall inflation over the past two years which makes it even more difficult for people to access the healthy food they need to thrive. The Greater Boston Food Bank is here to help this holiday season.

Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Stop & Shop, all gifts will be matched up to $350,000 now through December 31st, helping to ensure there is food on every table this holiday season.

Help make the season brighter for those who are unable to afford the tradition of a holiday meal. Join in by donating or creating a fundraising team today! Just $35 will help provide a complete holiday meal for a family in need. Each meal will include a turkey or other poultry/protein, and a variety of fresh produce like green beans and squash, stuffing, potatoes, and cranberry sauce.


Can’t donate this year? Join us in spreading the word on social media about our Hunger Free Holidays campaign and provide even more healthy holiday meals to neighbors in need.

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Hunger Free Holiday Activities:

November 1: Hunger Free Holiday Kickoff Peer-to-Peer
Gather your colleagues, friends, and/or family to create an online fundraising team. Check out our Hunger Free Holidays Peer-to-Peer fundraising toolkit for resources and tips to help you make your fundraiser a success!

November 9: Chain of Giving
Join GBFB for the 18th Annual Chain of Giving, as we form links of a chain, we will stand side by side to unload a truckload of turkeys one by one, ensuring that thousands across Eastern Massachusetts can enjoy the tradition of a healthy holiday meal. Can’t make it but want to support The Greater Boston Food Bank this season? Click here!

November 29: Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a global movement to encourage people to give back to and raise awareness of issues in their communities.

Below are ways you can take action this holiday season. Join the chain of givingof time (volunteer), treasure (donate or fundraise), or telling (share our mission with others on social).
  1. DONATE to help feed a family this holiday season.
  2. Set up a FUNDRAISING team and engage your family, friends, and colleagues in helping to make this a hunger-free holiday season.
  3. VOLUNTEER with a GBFB hunger-relief agency partner.
  4. Spread the word about our Hunger Free Holidays campaign on social media. You can share a GBFB post or create your own using images and  gifs. Check out our Hunger Free Holidays Social Media Guide for more ideas.

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Your support of Hunger Free Holidays will boost several of GBFB’s programs and initiatives that prioritize children, students, and families, including:

Holiday Meals
Throughout the year too many residents are finding it difficult to put food on the table, but especially during the holiday season, everyone deserves a healthy holiday meal. A $35 donation will provide a complete holiday meal for a family in need. Each meal will include a turkey or other poultry/protein, a variety of fresh produce like green beans and squash, stuffing, potatoes, and cranberry sauce.


Childhood Hunger
In the past year, our food pantry partners still reported serving more than double the number of children served in 2019. Our nearly 600 distribution partners across Eastern MA support children and families with ongoing local distributions of accessible, healthy food.



Our 13th-Annual Hunger Free Holidays is presented by:
Stop & Shop

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