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What We Do


Together, with our partners and supporters, we are creating a healthy and hunger free Eastern Massachusetts.

HungerFree28

GBFB has a goal to become Hunger Free in Eastern Massachusetts by 2028. As the largest hunger relief organization in New England, GBFB is uniquely positioned to accomplish this goal and has already begun its efforts. Find how we plan on getting hunger free by 2028.

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How We Work

With the help of our partners and supporters, GBFB acquires and distributes food that enables local food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers and other partners to do their vital work of providing nutritious food and meals.

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Improving Nutrition

We have a long-standing commitment to healthy foods and healthy lives. We’re committed to distributing food that is high quality, nutritious and safe. And, providing nutrition education is equally important to us.

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Health and Research

Supporting healthy lives and communities is a priority for GBFB. Our public health initiatives bridge hunger and health, connecting those in need with critical healthy food resources.

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Hunger to Health Collaboratory

H2H is a group of cross-sector stakeholders that are contributing our organizational expertise to reduce the health consequences of hunger.

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Community Partnerships

Through community partnerships, we work to bring people together to educate, advocate and inspire the public around all aspects of our food system.

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Our Programs

In addition to distributing food through more than 500 partner agencies, GBFB distributes food and resources directly to those in need through more than 70 direct service programs that serve our most vulnerable populations.

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Ending Hunger

One in 11 in our community does not know where their next meal is coming from, and the need continues to grow. We have witnessed a 21% increase in the need for food assistance in recent years, but we are working toward the solution.

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