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Year: 2016

This Boston Globe opinion piece written by our President and CEO Catherine D'Amato demonstrates the role of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in helping to end hunger in Massachusetts and across the country. https://twitter.com/BenjaminDowning/status/814435000678490112 Hunger as a Public Heal...
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One in ten people in Eastern Massachusetts is food insecure. This means that they do not always know where their next meal will come from. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, is our country’s most effective anti-hunger tool. SNAP serves low-income...
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Thanks to the crew at WAAF, their listeners raised over $110,000 - enough for over 330,000 healthy meals - during last week's Rock for Change! Last Wednesday through Friday, Greg “Hill-Man” Hill stayed on-air from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily - joining Mike Hsu and Mistress Carrie for their re...
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Fifty-two-year-old Laurie turns to the Salvation Army in New Bedford for spiritual and emotional support. She volunteers there, and also receives some of the healthy food her family needs but sometimes can’t afford. GBFB provides most of the food distributed by the Salvation Army’s food pant...
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The weeks before Thanksgiving are GBFB's busiest time in the warehouse as we work to provide hundreds of food pantries with the fixings for a traditional holiday meal. A $20 donation to GBFB’s annual Holiday Meal Drive will provide a complete healthy holiday meal for a family of five, includin...
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Most of us look forward to taking time to celebrate the special holiday season with family and friends, and a big part of that celebration is a special holiday meal. But, imagine if you were a senior on a fixed income or a parent struggling on a day-to-day basis to make sure your family has enoug...
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This fiscal year, GBFB distributed nearly 58 million pounds of food across Eastern Massachusetts. That could not happen without a huge support system and many partners. That's why we host our annual Partner Appreciation Day to thank dedicated volunteers, donors, member agencies, and advocates. O...
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The Barrett Family is back at it again with their 12th annual Haunted House on Friday, October 28. For 12 years, Sophia and her parents have turned their ancient stone basement into a Haunted House filled with freakish frights to scare anyone looking to get spooked for a good cause this Halloween...
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A single mother, Staci works full-time as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) but still can’t afford all the nutritious food her young daughters need to stay active and healthy. Each month, she joins almost 400 other struggling families to receive fresh produce and other nourishing foods at GBF...
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Thanks to our amazing supporters, this year's Hunger Action Month was the best yet! With the Prudential Center and Zakim Bridge going orange and thousands of plate selfies posted on social media, we are proud of our community for helping spread the word about hunger in Eastern Massachusetts...
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