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Seniors are the fastest growing food insecure population. Our Brown Bag Program helps ensure they receive the nutritious food they need to stay healthy.

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Meet Lyn: Food Recipient and Volunteer 86-year-old Lyn is like many vulnerable seniors in our community living on a fixed income as living expenses climb. To help ensure she gets the food she needs to stay active and healthy, Lyn receives a variety of groceries each month – including fresh frui...
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Let’s Talk About Food and The Greater Boston Food Bank team up to Launch “Brown Bag Lunch & Learn” Series at the Boston Public Market Series opens Sept. 11 with Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank, Rev. Patrick Ward of Trinity Church and Chef Jody Adam...
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Through our network of partner food pantries, GBFB has served roughly double the number of seniors during this pandemic than at the same time last year.

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1 out of 5 people we serve is 60+. Watch this video to hear from struggling seniors and learn how we are addressing the issue.

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In 2014, 5.7 million seniors were food insecure across the country, more than double the number in 2001. In Massachusetts, an estimated 4.5% of seniors were at risk of hunger in 2014. The Problem with Senior Hunger Seniors face unique challenges that increase their risk of hunger. Adequate nutri...
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The Greater Boston Food Bank Announces 2016 Hunger Forecast Examines local and national issues shaping the face of hunger in the year ahead BOSTON – January 13, 2015 – The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, today announced its predictions f...
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Each month, The Greater Boston Food Bank delivers 10,200 pounds of food to Greater Lynn Senior Services. This food is sorted by onsite volunteers and leaves in 660 Brown Bags, one for each senior in the Lynn Brown Bag program, which provides supplemental grocery items to seniors in need. While th...
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Many families and individuals found themselves struggling to have enough to eat for the first time in their lives this past year because of the pandemic. For those who can’t always afford enough food, the nutritious protein, produce and dairy items—the items they need most—are usually too e...
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