Press Release

The Greater Boston Food Bank Launches Holiday Meal Drive
Annual Fundraising Campaign to Provide Thousands of Bay State Families with Holiday Meals

Boston, MA – The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) recently launched its annual Holiday Meal Drive, an online fundraising effort, to help ensure that thousands of families in need will be able to enjoy healthy meals featuring traditional seasonal ingredients during this holiday season.  With one in nine residents of Eastern Massachusetts struggling to put food on the table, GBFB is calling on the public to support hungry children, seniors, veterans, college students and working families by participating in this important campaign.

Since 2010, GBFB’s annual holiday fundraising effort has distributed nutritious meals to individuals and families in 190 Eastern Massachusetts cities and towns.  This holiday season, GBFB hopes to distribute close to 45,000 healthy meals – complete with turkey and other poultry, green beans, gravy, stuffing, corn, potatoes and cranberry sauce – and is asking Bay State residents for their help.

Individuals, families and friends, businesses and organizations can help bring families together around the table next month.  Through an online donation of just $20, supporters of the Holiday Meal Drive will provide a family of five with a holiday meal, complete with all the fixings.

According to GBFB President and CEO, Catherine D’Amato, more Massachusetts families are struggling to keep up with the cost of living and the price of a traditional holiday meal is often prohibitive.  “This holiday season, we’re asking the community to help us help those in need by making a donation to the Holiday Meal Drive,” said D’Amato.  “Let’s share in the joy of the season and ensure that our struggling friends, neighbors and colleagues have the opportunity to enjoy holiday meals with their families.”

To contribute as an individual or to start a fundraising team, visit

About The Greater Boston Food Bank
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB distributes more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to 550 member hunger-relief agencies and more than 30 direct service programs throughout Eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our region. This provides meals for as many as 500,000 people a year. GBFB is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. For more information, visit us at, become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@gr8bosfoodbank), or call us at 617.427.5200.

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