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2021 Coverage

February 23: Weymouth Patch
Weymouth Man Hired As Senior Director At Greater Boston Food Bank

February 18: Boston Business Journal
People on the Move: Howard Breslau

February 18: Boston Business Journal
People on the Move: David Giagrando

February 16: Cape Cod Times
ANOTHER VIEW: To combat the hunger crisis, we must normalize asking for help

February 12: GBH Radio
Black Restaurant Challenge: How MIDA Is Giving Back To The Community

February 11: WCVB-TV 5
Mobile food pantry offering help in Merrimack Valley

February 6: Boston 25
Businesses supporting food bank in honor of Black History Month

January 24: WBUR.org
Local Food Bank Welcomes Biden Action On Expanding Hunger Assistance

January 22: Washington Post
President Biden to increase federal food benefits among executive actions aimed at stabilizing U.S. economy

January 17: Boston Globe
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrated in song, protest

January 16: Boston Globe
Mass. residents receiving SNAP benefits will get boost from stimulus bill. Will it be enough?

2020 Coverage

 

December 31: TheWeekToday.com
Y Community Markets

December 31: Boston Globe
A Trump administration food program sputters to an end, leaving people in Mass. scrambling

December 28: GBH Radio
There Is ‘No Vaccine For Food Insecurity,’ Advocates Say

December 27: NBCNews.com
Food banks sound alarm on child hunger as Covid crisis drags on

December 25: NPR.org
Fishermen Team Up With Food Banks To Help Hungry Families

December 21: Boston.com
7 local non-profits to give a helping hand this holiday

December 19: Vox.com
Congress expanded SNAP benefits during the last recession — and should do it again

December 17: Weston Town-Crier
GBFB awards Weston kids for raising $10K

December 17: WBSM Radio
YMCA Southcoast Extends Mobile Market Dates in December

December 16: GBH Radio
There Will Be No Vaccine To Fix Hunger,’ Says GBFB President Ahead Of Challenging Winter

December 15: GBH News
USDA Cuts Back On Hunger Relief Shipments To Massachusetts

December 15: NBC Nightly News
Child hunger increases and more Massachusetts families relying on food banks

December 14: Comcast Newsmakers
Food Insecurity In Greater Boston

December 13: WCVB-TV Channel 5
CityLine: Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020: Arlene Fortunato, GBFB

December 8: Food Bank News
How Big Food Banks are Defining the Pantry of the Future

December 8: Boston Globe
For legions of people seeking food, shame can be as daunting as need

December 7: Boston Globe
Gratitude for our mission to feed hungry families

November 26: News Now Nation
Food banks short of holiday volunteers due to coronavirus

November 26: Boston Herald
Massachusetts charities stretched thin by coronavirus pandemic struggle to keep up with holiday demand

November 25: Boston Globe
Last-minute ways to help food banks and pantries this Thanksgiving

November 25: WBUR Radio
Greater Boston Food Bank Can’t Get Its Hands On Enough Turkeys To Meet Thanksgiving Demand

November 25: Boston Globe
GBFB’s Brian Teague on Morning Magic

November 24: Boston Globe
Surge in demand at food pantries called ‘mind boggling’

November 24: Boston.com
Food insecurity continues to rise in Massachusetts. Here’s how you can help.

November 24: Boston Globe
Greater Boston Food Bank delivers 98 million pounds of food amid pandemic; donations needed for holidays

November 24: CBSN Boston
Greater Boston Food Bank CEO: ‘We’re Seeing 66% Increase In Food Insecurity’

November 23: Boston Herald
Boston food pantries rally to feed hungry masses during Thanksgiving week

November 23: WBZ-TV 4
Ahead Of Thanksgiving, Food Insecurity Across Eastern Mass. At An All Time High

November 23: NBC10 Boston
Berkshire Grey Picking with a Purpose

November 21: Boston Herald
How to give and where to get food for the hungry this holiday season

November 19: Boston Globe
In Bedford, robots are assembling Thanksgiving meal boxes

November 19: WCVB-TV 5
Wake Up Call from Greater Boston Food Bank

November 17: WRKO 680
The Financial Exchange Radio Show – Catherine D’Amato

November 16: Brookline Tab
Brookline’s Mark Friedman added to Greater Boston Food Bank’s board of advisors

November 15: iHeartMedia Podcast
Food For Thought with Billy and Jenny – Catherine D’Amato

November 12: WCVB-TV 5
Greater Boston Food Bank kicks off the Holiday Season with ‘Chain of Giving’

November 11: Cape Cod Times
Greater Boston Food Bank leader sees growing need

November 9: Newton Tab
Newton resident named to Greater Boston Food Bank board of directors

November 9: Marblehead Patch
Marblehead Natives Named To Greater Boston Food Bank Boards

November 9: Concord Journal
Concord resident named to Greater Boston Food Bank board of advisors

November 6: Arlington Advocate
Arlington resident named to Greater Boston Food Bank board

November 5: Boston Globe
Study: A million people in Mass. don’t have enough food

November 5: Charlestown Patriot-Bridge
Camille Valentine Appointed for Board of Advisors at Greater Boston Food Bank

November 3: YourArlington.com
Resident joins Greater Boston Food Bank’s board

October 30: Revere Journal
GBFB, Citizens and BMC Team Up To ‘Stop Hunger Now’

October 28: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Greater Boston Food Bank facing critical need as pandemic continues, holidays approach

October 14: Somerville Journal
Somerville resident volunteers at food bank to help those affected by coronavirus

October 5: El Mundo Facebook
Facebook Live from New Bedford Mobile Market (Spanish)

October 5: Boston Business Journal
Here are the BBJ’s Power 50 for 2020: Extraordinary Year, Extraordinary People

October 2: Washington Post
U.S. faces shortage of up to 8 billion meals in next 12 months, leading food bank says

October 1: GBH Radio
Boston Public Radio –  Catherine D’Amato

September 29: GBH Radio
Catherine D’Amato on In It Together

September 24: Boston Globe
Hungry Americans need the Senate to act now

September 17: NECN
How You Can Help Fight Food Insecurity

September 11: WCVB-TV Channel 5
Editorial: Advocate, Donate or Volunteer

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: Boston.com
‘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: WBUR.org
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: Boston.com
‘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: Boston.com
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: Boston.com
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

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