A Message on Racial Injustice from Our President and CEO, Catherine D’Amato:
The Greater Boston Food Bank stands with our community to condemn racism. We are saddened by the senseless actions that have unfolded across the country in recent days highlighting the injustices that persist in our society. We encourage the peaceful dialogue that has taken place and the sharing of lived experiences, which is an important way of learning from one another, and to ultimately build unity.
As anti-hunger advocates we have long known how systemic racism takes many forms and has a direct impact on communities of color and their economic and food security. The prevalence of these inequities is now exacerbated by this pandemic. Our neighbors of color whose health has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 itself are also experiencing unprecedented economic hardship. It is through social justice and economic prosperity, for all, that we will effectively end hunger.
Regardless of race, age, gender or status, we remain committed to providing one of the most basic human rights – and aim to heal our neighbors with food. Our world needs nourishment more than ever, on our tables, in our hearts and in our actions.
We stand in solidarity with people of color. Through equity and the celebration of our diversity, we can and will be a stronger community.
President and CEO