The Greater Boston Food Bank’s annual Spring for Meals campaign raises money to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to families and individuals in need across Eastern Massachusetts.
Fresh produce is often too expensive for our neighbors to purchase, but it is the food they need most to stay healthy. When you help unleash the power of produce, our neighbors in need will enjoy the benefits of a healthy diet and have hope for a healthier future.
Thanks to the support provided by Delta Air Lines, Boston Scientific, and a group of generous donors, your Spring for Meals gift will be MATCHED (up to $85,000) to DOUBLE your impact.
Help us unleash the power of produce by March 31, 2023 to help our neighbors in need.
1. Donate now to help give our neighbors in need a fresh start. Your gift helps provide fresh produce for families and individuals across Eastern Massachusetts.
2. Start a fundraising team with friends and family to make an even greater impact. When you join the team, you can create your own fundraising page to share with your friends, family and coworkers. Check out our Spring for Meals Peer-to-Peer fundraising toolkit for resources and tips to help make your fundraiser a success! Thank you!
Many of GBFB’s food pantry partners continue to serve more families, due to the high cost of housing, utilities, and food. Inflation is contributing to the dramatic increase in the cost of fruits and vegetables here in Massachusetts.
The extra COVID SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits end at the beginning of March 2023, which means many people receiving SNAP benefits may turn to the already busy food pantry system for help to provide enough healthy food for their household.
About 630,000 households in Massachusetts will see their SNAP benefits reduced by an estimated $162 per month. Fresh produce is often too expensive for our clients to purchase, but it is the food they need most to stay healthy.