Agency Resources : Resources
The Greater Boston Food Bank is committed to keeping our hunger-relief agencies up-to-date, so they can continue to be helpful resources in their communities. Here's where to get information on our hours, online ordering, snow emergencies and more.
Useful Forms & Tools
- Glossary of Food Bank terms – Confused by all the different terms used in the hunger-relief sector? Download a glossary of terms.
- Online Ordering User Guide – View the latest version of the Shop GBFB user guide, assistance and troubleshooting.
- USDA Annual Reconciliation form – Download the Annual Reconciliation form needed for the USDA's Emergency Food Assistance Program.
- Grant Writing Resources – Whether you are looking for funding and not sure where to start or just looking for a few tips, there are some great resources out there to tap into. Download the attached document for resources to help you refine your grant writing skills, and find funding opportunities.
- Snow Emergency Plan for Member Agencies – Find out what to do if there is a snow storm on a regular business day, Monday through Friday.
- Accounting Procedures for Member Agencies – Learn about The Food Bank's accounting policies and procedures.
- GBFB Capacity Grant - expand impact in your community and reach more people in need; apply for the capacity grant today!
- USDA's Emergency Food Assistance Program – The Food Bank has contracted with the Massachusetts Department of Education to assume the monitoring and application process for USDA commodities. Download information about qualification and updated eligibility guidelines.
- Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program – MEFAP is a state funded program that The Greater Boston Food Bank uses to purchase foods that are distributed free to all eligible emergency food providers on an "agency choice" basis and to sponsor nutrition education initiatives. The MEFAP program is a supplementary food assistance program in nature and is not intended to cover all needs of an agency.
- Summer Food Service Program – The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children, ages 18 and under, when school is not in session. Meals are often provided in conjunction with educational and recreational activities.
- Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance – The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance is the state agency responsible for administering public assistance programs for needy citizens of the Commonwealth.
- MA Coalition for the Homeless – MA Coalition for the Homeless works to address the broad economic and social issues that lead to homelessness.
- Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program – The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of low-cost home heating oil to thousands of poor and elderly households around Massachusetts. To apply, call toll free 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645).
- Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) Supplemental Nutrition Program – The Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) supplemental nutrition program is a health, nutrition, and prevention program in which program participants receive checks for nutritious foods.
- FoodSource Hotline – Counselors at Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline refer callers to food resources in their communities, provide information on public programs, meal sites for the elderly, meals on wheels programs, salvage food distribution sites, and other programs that supply free or low-cost food.
- Food Stamps Info – Find out how to qualify for food stamps and how to apply.