b"Catherine's MessageDear Friend, You Help Us Meet the Need in Lawrence We know hunger is not confined to one location, population, or demographic. It can affect anyone, anywhere. Nearly 500,000 people in Eastern Massachusetts dont consistently know where their next meal is coming from. To help shed light on food insecurity in our area, and inspire others to action, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is participating in the nationwide public awareness campaign Hunger Action Month this September. Anyone can make a difference by donating, volunteering, or raising awareness about hunger on social media. Every action counts. Through our collective effort we can end hunger one helping at a time. Inside, youll learn how GBFB is makingMobile Market volunteers, including social work intern Bill Roche (far right), set up a sure our Mobile Markets are having adistribution of fresh fruits and vegetables at the Northern Essex Community College positive effect on the people who visitin Lawrence.them, and how young GBFB donors are making a big impact on hunger relief. The goal of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is to provide Your donation helps us get nutritiousaccess to enough healthy food for three meals a day for every food to people like Martha and Mikayla,food-insecure individual in Eastern Massachusetts. Through a college students in Lawrence who youllstrong network of on-the-ground partners in Lawrence, GBFB is read about on page 3, and many othersexceeding that goal within the city. in all 190 cities and towns in EasternIn the past 12 months, GBFB has distributed 1.8 million pounds of Massachusetts.food in Lawrence, the equivalent of over 1.5 million meals. I thank you for your generous support ofThe market is making a huge difference here, its a great feeling our work. Together, we can end hungerseeing it in action. said Bill Roche, volunteer at GBFBs Mobile here.Market at the Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence. When college students have their basic needs met, youre not Sincerely,just improving the entire communityyoure building a better community.Catherine DAmato In addition to the community college Mobile Market, GBFB works President and CEOwith five food pantries in the city, two meal programs, and four direct distribution programs where GBFB organizes monthly food distributions at convenient locations within a community, like an elementary school or a local health center.Your donation helps us ensure that the more than 5,000 people struggling with hunger in Lawrence have access to good food. LEARN MORE ATGBFB .org/what-we-do2"