Press Statement

The Greater Boston Food Bank statement on proposed SNAP cuts

BOSTON – May 23, 2017

“The Greater Boston Food Bank is committed to being there every day for all those struggling with hunger in Eastern Massachusetts, especially the most vulnerable among us—children, seniors, people struggling with disabilities, and low-income families. Any reductions in the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program—one of government’s most effective programs and the first line of defense against hunger—will escalate the problem of food insecurity in our area. In anticipation of increased need, we will redouble our efforts to end hunger here. We believe hunger is a non-partisan issue, and no one in our country should ever go hungry.”

Catherine D’Amato
The Greater Boston Food Bank

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 provides the equivalent of nearly 48 million healthy meals annually distributed through its network of 530 member agencies in the 190 cities and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. GBFB operates four direct service programs at nearly 70 sites throughout the area. A member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, GBFB serves more than 140,000 people every month in its mission to create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts. 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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