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Happy New Year | The Greater Boston Food Bank
As we enter the New Year, Team GBFB is reflecting on the successes and challenges of 2014. The year was especially challenging for the one in nine residents of eastern Massachusetts who struggled to have enough to eat. However, thanks to you, we made a difference in the lives of more than 500,000 by providing access to healthy food.

Some of the great things GBFB accomplished with your help in 2014 include:

  • Distributed over 51 million pounds of food; that’s 42 million meals!
  • Increased our distribution of fresh produce by 2 million pounds to 13.5 million
  • Achieved a high nutrition ranking; 81% of food distributed met the highest nutrition standard
  • Saved $1 million in labor costs thanks to the 26,000 volunteers who sorted 5.4 million pounds of food
  • Provided food to 200 families impacted by the tornado that devastated Revere, Massachusetts
  • Provided more than 560,000 meals for those in need through our special holiday campaigns like Holiday Meal Drive, Giving Tuesday, and our year end appeal.

We could not have achieved these accomplishments without you. Thank you.
Our vision is a hunger free Massachusetts, and there’s still more to do. The cold winter months are here and are often the most difficult because they bring high heating and energy bills. You can still support our neighbors in need by making a donation or participating in upcoming events like Super Hunger Brunch. Every $1 you give to GBFB provides 3 healthy meals and makes a difference in the lives of those in need.
Remember, together, we can End Hunger Here.

Catherine D’Amato
President and CEO

Hunger Hurts Eastern Massachusetts | The Greater Boston Food Bank
The Impact of GBFB Volunteers | The Greater Boston Food Bank

Hunger is not a problem facing just those in poverty. A recent study shows that 47% of those at risk of hunger in eastern Massachusetts earn too much to be eligible for government-provided emergency food assistance. Many never dreamed they would need a food pantry or community meal program to feed themselves and their families. Why is hunger hurting so many in our community?

GBFB Supports Healthy Lives & Communities | The Greater Boston Food Bank
The Impact of GBFB Volunteers | The Greater Boston Food Bank
GBFB prioritizes distributing high quality and nutritious foods to support healthy lives and communities. Our nutrition ranking system ensures high nutritional values. And, GBFB offers nutrition education and meal planning services to our member agencies and clients. View the complete FY14 year in review.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals | Nutritious Bytes
Tired of making New Year’s resolutions but not sticking to them? Instead of making vague, unattainable goals, try creating S.M.A.R.T. goals this year. Learn what the S.M.A.R.T. acronym stands for.

Meet Matt Gray, “40 Under 40” Inductee
This past September, GBFB Team member, Matt Gray, was honored to be inducted into a new editorial series in The Griffin Report of Food Marketing called “40 Under 40.” Learn more about Team GBFB member, Matt Gray.

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