Greater Boston Food Bank Update: 26.2 Miles and 33,000 Meals!

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The Greater Boston Food Bank. Hunger hurts. We can help.
April 22, 2015

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Bid for a Great Cause
The Festival is The Greater Boston Food Bank’s (GBFB’s) signature annual fundraising event that raises awareness and funds to help End Hunger Here. This year’s goal is to raise $1.5 million to provide 4.5 million nutritious meals to our neighbors in need!
Leading up to the Festival on April 29th, GBFB is holding an online auction featuring a variety of unique items and experiences, including a Celtics Playoff Package. For every $1 raised, GBFB can provide three healthy meals to those in need. Help us reach our goal by placing a bid today!
Boston Marathon Runners Run for GBFB

On Monday, Peter Bakkala and Mike Walsh ran the Boston Marathon wearing GBFB t-shirts to help to End Hunger Here. Finishing in 04:44:56 and 04:02:09 hours respectively, together they raised enough funds to provide more than 33,000 healthy meals to those in need! We are happy to have had the opportunity to share in their journey as first time Boston Marathon runners and grateful for their commitment to helping to End Hunger Here. Learn more about what inspired Peter and Mike to run, and, it’s not too late to show your support.

Be an Advocate to End Hunger Here

On April 8 2015, GBFB hosted our annual legislative breakfast in support of the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP). State legislators and member agencies from all over Massachusetts came out to learn more about MEFAP and to support this year’s increased ask. GBFB, along with other members of the Food Bank Coalition of Massachusetts (four food banks in the Commonwealth) are advocating for an increase in funding to $20M for FY2016 to be able to provide more high-nutrient food and fresh produce to the constituents we serve. Learn more about MEFAP and sign up for advocacy updates on our website.


Women of Influence
Carol Tienken, GBFB’s COO, has been named as one of The Griffin Report’s 2015 “Women of Influence in the Food Industry.” This designation is given to women in the food industry who demonstrate superior achievement and innovation. Read more about Carol and this honor.

Three Square Meals
On April 2, 2015, Ocean State Job Lot delivered four truckloads of food donations as part of their Three Square Meals campaign. Check out some of the photos from their visit to our warehouse.

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