Recent Media Coverage

2020 Coverage

September 10: WCVB-TV Channel 5
39% of students attending Mass. four year college food insecure, survey says

September 10: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Hunger Action Day: Billerica program recently served its 500,000th meal

September 10: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Hunger Action Day: ‘We just need to be here to help each other out’

September 10: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Hunger Action Day: Volunteers make it possible for GBFB to meet demand

September 10: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Hunger Action Day: Volunteers make school-based food pantry possible in Revere

September 3: NESN
Greater Boston Food Bank’s Asia Watson Discusses Lexus Strike Out Hunger Program

September 2: WGBH Radio
Food Insecurity Is On The Rise In Massachusetts

August 30: Boston Herald
Food insecurity surges with unemployment in Massachusetts

August 28: Boston 25
Gloucester Zip Trip | Feeding Families: The Open Door Food Pantry

August 28: Boston 25
GBFB says need for food assistance likely to continue as Mass. unemployment remains at historic high

August 21: Boston25
Lynn Zip Trip | Feeding Families

August 16: Boston Globe
Doing a lot of good with haddock chowder

August 14: Boston 25
Tewksbury Zip Trip | Feeding Families: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

August 7: Boston 25
Roslindale Zip Trip | Feeding Families: Roslindale Food Pantry

August 6: WGBH Radio
Catherine D’Amato On MA’s New ‘Breakfast After The Bell’ Legislation

August 4: CommonWealth Magazine
‘Breakfast after the bell’ signed into law

August 1: Cape Cod Times
Food pantries, programs work to address rising need on Cape

July 31: Boston 25
Woburn Zip Trip | Feeding Families: Woburn Food Pantry

July 17: Boston 25
Plymouth Zip Trip | Feeding Families: Plymouth Emergency Food Relief Fund

July 15: WBUR
Mass. Food Banks Brace For Surge Of Need As $600 Unemployment Benefit Expires Soon

July 9: Boston 25
Greater Boston Food Bank CEO on increasing demand for food due to coronavirus

July 9: Boston 25
GBFB warehouse workers say they’ve been moving twice as much food as last year

July 9: Boston 25
The more I help out, the better I feel’: Greater Boston Food Bank warehouse employee

July 9: Boston 25
Weymouth father: Greater Boston Food Bank is a ‘lifeline’

July 9: Boston 25
GBFB helping get food to local school children and their families amid pandemic

July 9: Boston 25
How food is reaching some of the most vulnerable members of our community

July 9: Boston 25
What does it mean to be food insecure? The Greater Boston Food Bank director explains

July 4: CNN Business
MIT-designed robot can disinfect a warehouse floor in 30 minutes

July 1: Boston Herald
Officials have full plate as 1 in 7 go hungry amid coronavirus pandemic

July 1: Supply Chain Dive
MIT, Ava, Greater Boston Food Bank partner on COVID-fighting robot

June 29: WGBH-TV
Coronavirus Triggers New Usages Of UVC Light As Disinfectant

June 29: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Robot, UV-C light technology keeping surfaces clean at Greater Boston Food Bank

June 29: Tech Crunch
In effort to fight COVID-19, MIT robot gets to work disinfecting The Greater Boston Food Bank

June 26:
‘We’re built to do this’: As food insecurity rises in Mass., food providers adjust

June 25: Boston Herald
Coronavirus, unemployment leaves more people in need of food assistance

June 17: Boston Fox 25
Food insecurity on the rise as economic impacts of coronavirus linger

June 11: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Gov. Baker highlights food security programs during visit to Greater Boston Food Bank

June 11: Boston Globe
Baker, Polito say state working to fight food insecurity; families struggling

June 11: CommonWealth Magazine
COVID-19 sends food assistance demand soaring

June 11: Boston Herald
Food insecurity continues to be a major issue in Massachusetts during coronavirus pandemic, Charlie Baker says

June 11: WWLP-TV Channel 22
State putting up money to help with dining, retail logistics

June 8: WGBH Radio
Catherine D’Amato On Rising Food Insecurity In Mass., And What You Can Do To Help

June 4: Boston Globe
MBTA and community groups unite to bring thousands of food deliveries to vulnerable citizens during pandemic

June 2: Christian Science Monitor
Feeding America during COVID-19: How food pantries are meeting record demand

May 29: The Shelby Report
Big Y World Class Market Makes Second Round Of Donations

May 28: WBUR Radio
Radio Boston: Hunger And Food Insecurity On The Rise During Pandemic

May 28: WGBH Radio
Morning Edition with Joe Mathieu: Greater Boston Food Bank Sees Increased Demand For Assistance, Braces For More

May 27: WGBH Radio
In It Together with Arun Rath

May 27: WCVB-TV Channel 5
5 for Good: #PrintLove campaign connects loved ones, fights hunger

May 22: Marketplace
“Record levels” of food insecurity in the U.S. because of COVID-19

May 21: Boston Globe
More face hunger in Mass. as overwhelmed food pantries close

May 21:
Greater Boston Food Bank Gave Out More Food In March, April Than Any Other Month In Its Existence

May 5: The Greg Hill Show (WEEI)
Catherine D’Amato from The Greater Boston Food Bank discusses how food pantries are helping people during unprecedented times

May 5: Karson & Kennedy (Mix 104.1)
Arlene Fortunato from The Greater Boston Food Bank on why food insecurity is at an all time high

May 5: Karson & Kennedy (Mix 104.1)
Julie LaFontaine from GBFB Partner Agency The Open Door on why donating is more important now than ever

May 1: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Unprecedented need for food aid in the Greater Boston area

May 1: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Lynn Salvation Army on front lines of feeding those in need

April 30: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Open Pantry in Lowell serving those in need

April 29: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Greater Boston Food Bank distributes food to Framingham residents in need

April 28: WCVB-TV Channel 5
YMCA pairs with Greater Boston Food Bank to get food to those in need

April 28: Boston Magazine
The 100 Most Influential People in Boston Right Now – Catherine D’Amato #81

April 27: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Proctor Street Pantry safely getting food to those in need

April 27: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Groups step up to fill food gaps in East Boston

April 27: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Greater Boston Food Bank doubling number of food deliveries, CEO says

April 27: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Boston celebrity chef providing meals for restaurant workers during coronavirus pandemic

April 27: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Brockton charity providing food to families in need during coronavirus pandemic

April 20:
‘A real fragile state’: How COVID-19 threatens Massachusetts’ hunger relief efforts

April 17: The Boston Globe
Feeding the hungry and saving farms

April 17: Boston Herald
Massachusetts expands food security efforts during coronavirus

April 16: Food Bank News
“We Need Money.” Food Banks Scramble for Funds

April 14: WGBH Channel 2
Local nonprofits distributing food see unprecedented need, challenges

April 12: The Boston Globe
Volunteer shortages, surging demand: Mass. food banks say this is unlike any other point in history

April 8: WBZ Channel 4
Coronavirus Crisis: Massachusetts Food Banks Struggle to Meet Demand for Food

April 8: WCVB Channel 5
Demand at Greater Boston Food Bank has doubled amid coronavirus pandemic

April 8: Boston Fox 25 News
‘We don’t have a playbook’: Greater Boston Food Bank sees demand more than double

April 7: WGBH Radio
D’Amato Says Food Bank Supplies are OK, Despite 50% Demand Increase

April 3: NBC10 Boston
Stop & Shop Donates $1 Million to Help the Food Insecure

April 1: Fox News
Spike in demand at food banks across country amid covid-19 outbreak

March 24:
Here’s what you need to know about food availability in Mass. during the coronavirus pandemic

March 24: Boston Herald
Food pantries need your donations more than ever

March 23: WGBH Radio
Morning Edition with Joe Mathieu: Greater Boston Food Bank Responds To Increased Need During Coronavirus Outbreak

March 22:
Food pantries are seeing a jump in clients amid COVID-19 crisis

March 21: WBZ Radio
LISTEN: Jordan Rich Weekend News Update: Interview with Catherine D’Amato regarding COVID-19 crisis

March 20: WGBH Radio
In It Together with Arun Rath

March 18: Boston Herald
BPS, nonprofits step up food distribution efforts to fight coronavirus crisis

March 16: The Washington Post
Food banks are seeing volunteers disappear and supplies evaporate as coronavirus fears mount

March 16: The Boston Globe
Food pantries during coronavirus crisis: ‘Our services are probably more critical now than ever before’

March 16: The Boston Globe (Op-Ed)
A vital need in the coronavirus pandemic: food

March 16: Boston Fox 25 News
[The] Greater Boston Food Bank provides meals to kids while schools are closed

March 12: Boston Magazine
Direct Your Coronavirus Anxiety Towards Lending a Helping Hand

February 22: Daily Times Chronicle
Winchester’s Mark DeMichaelis added to the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Board of Directors

February 21: Jamaica Plain Gazette
The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Board of Directors

February 20: Weston Patch
Weston Woman Named CFO Of Greater Boston Food Bank

February 18: Medford Patch
Mystic Community Market Opens In Medford

February 17: Medford Transcript
New ‘Mystic Community Market’ to help close the meal gap in Medford, surrounding communities

February 11: Jamaica Plain News
Jamaica Plain’s Laura Perille Joins Greater Boston Food Bank’s Board of Directors

February 10: Eagle Tribune
Vargas named Public Advocate of the Year

February 7: Holyoke Sun
Food bank honors Vega for advocacy on school breakfast

February 6: Charlestown Patriot-Bridge
Charlestown’s Shamim Ruff Added to The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Board of Directors

February 3: Community Advocate
The Greater Boston Food Bank Presents Wegmans with Founder’s Award

January 31: Wicked Local Holbrook
Agency that serves Holbrook, Randolph earns food bank award

January 30: WWLP Channel 22
Hunger adds to challenges facing many college students

January 30: The Wellesley Patch
Wellesley Resident Reflects On Year With Greater Boston Food Bank

January 30: Haverhill Gazette
Vargas honored for making food available to hungry students

January 29: 97.9 WHAV Wavelengths
Haverhill Rep. Vargas Receives Award for Breakfast After the Bell Legislation

January 29: The Herald News
Rodrigues named Senate Public Advocate of the Year

January 28: WBZ Channel 4
Greater Boston Food Bank Receives Massive Donation, But Need Continues To Grow

January 24: Boston 25
Greater Boston Food Bank fighting hunger as the cost of food increases in Mass.

January 24: Brookline Patch
Brookline Resident Wins Volunteer of The Year Award

2019 Coverage


December 31: New York Times
How Cutting Food Stamps Can Add Costs Elsewhere

November 29: WBZ4
Helping The Hungry: Greater Boston Food Bank Seeks Monetary Donations

November 21: Kiss 108
Matty in the Morning Interview: Thanksgiving Holiday

November 8: The Boston Globe
The 2019 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

November 7: Boston Herald
Hundreds of volunteers kick off holiday season food drive

November 7: WCVB Channel 5
Annual ‘Chain of Giving’ event at Greater Boston Food Bank

October 2: Boston Herald
Walsh rolls out agenda to combat ‘food insecurity’

September 26: Harvard Business School Online
HBS Online & The Greater Boston Food Bank Team Up to End Hunger

September 19: The Daily Free Press
Greater Boston Food Bank works to fight hunger during Hunger Action Month

September 17: WCVB Channel 5
College students receive free, fresh produce at mobile markets

September 17: WCVB Channel 5
Greater Boston Food Bank making push for more breakfast programs in schools

September 17: WCVB Channel 5
Man finds job, calling as truck driver for Greater Boston Food Bank

September 17: WCVB Channel 5
Suburban food pantries provide for hundreds of families in need

September 8: The Boston Globe
September is Hunger Action Month, and Thursday is Hunger Action Day in Boston

September 6: Boston Red Sox You Tube Channel
Mitch Moreland goes to the Boston Greater Food Bank | Boston Red Sox

September 5: WCVB
Mitch Moreland Volunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank

September 4: Patch
MA Governor Declares September Hunger Action Month: What To Know

July 31: The Boston Globe
Another Trump first: He’s the pro-hunger president

July 29: WGBH 89.7
We Need To Stop Attacking — And Cutting Benefits For — Americans Who Need Food Assistance

July 21: WickedLocal
College students going hungry: many miss out on SNAP benefits

June 27: The Herald News
Price Rite raises over $57K for Greater Boston Food Bank

May 25: WGBH 89.7
Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan interview Catherine D’Amato, CEO & President

May 20: WBUR Newscast
Catherine D’Amato, CEO & President, speaks on HungerFree28

April 24: Vineyard Gazette
Tackling the Problem of Hunger on a Bountiful Island

April 12: Holliston Local Town Pages
Holliston Pantry Shelf One of Five Agencies in GBFB’s Healthy Pantry Pilot Program

April 8: The Boston Globe
Tackling tough topics at Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit at Harvard

April 8: Food Bank News
Greater Boston Food Bank’s CEO Taps Unusual Tools to Combat Hunger

March 22: WROR Loren & Wally Show
Spring for Meals Interview

March 19: Popular Science
Healthy food prescriptions could save billions in healthcare costs

March 18: The Shelby Report
New England Produce Council Dinner Meeting Hosted By Dole

February 6: NECN The Take
The Growing Problem of Food Insecurity Among College Students

February 5: Digital Journal
The Greater Boston Food Bank Teams Up with Edamam on Nutrition Data

January 28: WCVB5
Matt Light, Rob Gronkowski raffle Super Bowl trip to benefit local charities

January 27: Boston Herald
SideTrack: Rob Gronkowski, Matt Light… and more

January 25: CommonWealth
Mass. lawmakers, businesses step up for furloughed federal workers

January 24: Cape Cod Daily News
Effects of shutdown on Cape Cod mount

January 23: The Bedford Citizen
Bedford VA Continues its Monthly Produce Market Through the Winter

January 16: Boston Globe
Antihunger groups tell Governor Baker to craft ‘disaster plan’ for emergency food requests amid shutdown

January 14: Boston 25 News
As government shutdown continues, local food banks bracing for big hit

January 14: The Boston Globe
Food banks to discuss how to respond to federal government shutdown

January 10: The Falmouth Enterprise
Furloughed Workers, Families Find Challenges, Support

January 8: WCVB – Channel 5
Shutdown affecting Greater Boston Food Bank

January 8: The Boston Globe
As shutdown drags on, consequences mount in Mass.

January 6: Boston Herald
Shutdown doesn’t impact food stamps yet

2018 Coverage


December 28: The New York Times
A Week Into Government Shutdown, Ire Turns to Fear for Federal Workers

December 22: CommonWealth Magazine
Time to end food insecurity among Mass. children

December 19: The Shelby Report
Dietz & Watson Donates To Boston Food Bank On Behalf Of Roche Bros.

December 11: ESPN
Tom Brady tops auction bids for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’

December 5: Oracle NetSuite Blog
The Greater Boston Food Bank Poised to Distribute Three Meals a Day to Those in Need

November 27: Boston Globe
Getting food to those who need it, with heaping portions of dignity

November 26: Grow Wire
‘Giving Tuesday’ is the Black Friday of Donations. How Nonprofits Prepare for Feel-Good Growth

November 21: WGBH
Thanksgiving In Five Charts

November 21: Dorchester Reporter
Spirit of Thanksgiving spurs new calls to feed hungry, pitch in

November 18: Supply Chain Dive
‘It’s not like industry’: How food banks navigate the logistics of Thanksgiving

November 17: Boston Globe
Boston nonprofits distribute thousands of Thanksgiving meals to those in need

October 22: Wicked Local Newton
Rep. Kennedy, Mayor Fuller volunteer for GBFB

August 10: Boston Globe
Looking out at a gritty neighborhood, and the people she serves

June 18: Comcast Newsmakers
Hunger to Health

June 15: Cape Cod Times
Taking a community approach to hunger

June 15: NECN
Massachusetts Legislators Take on SNAP Program to Try Living on $5 a Day

June 12: Boston Herald
It’s far from a SNAP to eat on $4.56 a day

May 25: The Washington Post
The alarming statistics that show the U.S. economy isn’t as good as it seems

May 21: Boston Business Journal
Inside The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Transformation of its Warehouse into a festival

May 1: Boston Magazine
I Love My Job: Greater Boston Food Bank President and CEO Catherine D’Amato

April 24: Boston Magazine
The 100 Most Influential People in Boston

April 10: Fox 25 Boston
High Cost of Hunger

March 28: BNN
A Pathway from Hunger to Health

March 26: WCVB
‘Hunger to Health Collaboratory’ working to end hunger

February 13: The Boston Globe
Hunger’s tab in Mass. is $2.4 billion, report says

January 21: NBCBoston
The Greater Boston Food Bank: Super Hunger Brunch

January 19: WBZ
Catherine D’Amato interview on Nightside

January: WBZ
WBZ Cares Series: 1. The Greater Boston Food Bank | Audio

WBZ Cares Series: 2. GBFB, More Than Just A Simple Pantry | Audio

WBZ Cares Series: 3. First Food Bank To Hire Medical Doctor

WBZ Cares Series: 4. GBFB Volunteers Abound

WBZ Cares Series: 5. Life Lessons From Food Bank Recipient

2017 Coverage

December 3: The Boston Globe
Pantries add nonfood items to their offerings

December 1: Boston Fox25
Tom Brady Shows Off His “My Cause, My Cleats”

November 9: WCVB
Chain of Giving at GBFB

November 9: WHDH
The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Chain of Giving

November 9: NBC BOSTON
Chain of Giving in Boston

November 9: The Boston Globe
Pass the Bird Along

November 9: WBZ
GBFB’s 12th Annual Chain of Giving

September : Boston Business Journal
Food Bank Awards Healey

August 25: ThThe Boston Globe
Why We Must Take Action Against Hunger

August 24: Boston Business Journal
Outside the Box: Catherine D’Amato feeds her passion through food bank

June 9: Wicked Local
Low-income children face summer meals gap

May 19 Newton Patch
What Hunger Relief For Newton Veterans Looks Like

May 6: Standard Times
Study: Bristol County among hungriest in state

May 5: Metro Boston
Life gets harder for hungry Massachusetts residents due to increasing food costs: Study

May 5: Boston Herald
Food budgets fall short

May 2: Spare Change News
Congress considers SNAP cuts

April 26: Boston Common Magazine
The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Annual Festival

April 1: Boston Herald
Lawmakers lobbying for breakfast after the bell

March 23: WBUR
Food As Medicine: Rethinking Hunger Relief As Health Care |  Audio Version

March 13: WCVB
5 For Good: Greater Boston Food Bank mobile pantry

February 28: Boston Magazine
This Database Helps You Find Easy, Healthy Recipes

February 28: Boston Globe
A recipe database that includes nutritional analysis

February 2: Metro
Taste of the NFL brings together football, food and fundraising

January 24: Magic 106.7
Boston Chef Joanne Chang Talks SUPER HUNGER BRUNCH!

January 24:
How you can help feed those in need just by going out to brunch this weekend

2016 Coverage

December 29: The Boston Globe
How Obamacare could help end hunger

December 6: WHDH
Patriots players volunteer at The Greater Boston Food Bank

November 11: WCVB
Chain of Giving at GBFB

November 11: The Boston Globe
Massachusetts Lines Up For Turkeys

November 11: Boston Herald
Pols Talk Turkey

November 9: Boston Herald
Helping Hand for hungry families

September 16: Wicked Local
Food Bank sheds light on hidden epidemic

September 8: Metro
Boston landmarks to light up orange for Hunger Action Day

May 16: NESN
CEO Corner: Fighting Hunger in Greater Boston

May 6: NESN
Ford Donates Refrigerated Delivery Vehicle To Greater Boston Food Bank

May 5: CNBC
Despite economic recovery, every single county in America is facing hunger

April 7: Wicked Local
Food bank aims to partner with medical centers

March 16: Forbes
Money Isn’t Everything: How Non-Profits Can Win The Talent Game

March 10: The Herald News
At restaurant, activists outline plan to tackle Mass. hunger problems

February 23: The Boston Globe
11 places where you can volunteer with your kids

February 12: Wicked Local – Subury
Sudbury resident named Greater Boston Food Bank senior staff director

February 11: Dining Playbook
Taste of the NFL benefits GBFB

February 3:
The woman feeding Eastern Massachusetts with The Greater Boston Food Bank

February 1: Comcast Newsmakers
Greater Boston Food Bank feeding millions of the region’s at risk population

January 36: WCVB
Restaurants Team Up With The Greater Boston Food Bank

January 12: RADIOBDC
Super Hunger Brunch is Brunch for a Cause

January 8: 103.3 AMP RADIO
Loren’s Badass Chick: Catherine D’Amato

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