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Food and Fund Drive

Make an active and hands-on contribution to ending hunger in Eastern Massachusetts by hosting a Food and Fund Drive to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB).

The food you donate will be distributed through our network of 550 hunger-relief member agencies throughout the nine counties of Eastern Massachusetts. Pairing your food drive with an online fund drive provides even greater impact as every dollar donated allows GBFB to purchase and distribute an incredible 3 meals of highly nutritious food.

Register to Host a Food and Fund Drive: GBFB can provide you with food drive collection boxes, banners, and a personalized webpage to promote your drive.

Download GBFB’s Food and Fund Drive Digital Toolkit for resources and ideas to help your drive succeed!

Request a Pickup: We are only able to coordinate a food drive pickup when 400 pounds or more of food has been collected and, a loading dock or commercial parking is available.

Food Donation Pick Up Request

Schedule a time to deliver your donation: Smaller donations of non-perishable product can be made in person at our warehouse at 70 South Bay Ave., Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, or Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Food Donation Drop Off Request

Food Drop Off Request

Please schedule a time to drop off your food donations at our distribution center located at 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA. Drop off hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm.
  • Please schedule your drop at least three days in advance. For same day or next day, call 617-427-5200 to confirm availability.
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Food Donation Guidelines

SHORT LIST OF MOST DESIRED FOOD ITEMS:

  • Dairy: Milk – dried, evaporated, and boxed shelf stable milk
  • Protein: Beef stew, nuts, peanut butter, beans, and peas (dried or canned), chili, tuna fish, chicken, salmon (canned)
  • Vegetables: Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, vegetables (canned), tomato juice
  • Fruit: Raisins and other dried fruit, applesauce, any canned fruit in its own juice
  • Grains: Crackers, oatmeal, whole grain rice, all types of pasta, ready to eat low sugar/high fiber cereal (Cheerios, Raisin Bran, etc.)

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • We accept all non-perishable (not frozen or refrigerated), sealed, unexpired food
  • We also accept unopened toiletries (shampoo, soap, shaving cream, etc.) that should be kept separate from any food donation
  • We prefer non-glass containers for the safety of our volunteers
  • We cannot accept baby food or pet food from a food drive

For questions, contact the Food Drive Coordinator at 617.427.5200 or food_drive@gbfb.org.

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