Solving hunger in eastern Massachusetts will take social and political will, greater awareness and more resources. Learn more here how you can be a hunger advocate.Everyone has a critical role in ending hunger. Play yours by learning about the issues, and joining your voice with The Greater Boston Food Bank to advocate for government support of hunger-relief efforts in eastern Massachusetts, the Commonwealth and throughout the country.
Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP)
MEFAP is a critical piece of state legislation provides a consistent supply of quality, nutrient-rich foods and locally grown fresh produce to citizens of the Commonwealth in need through the Food Bank Coalition of Massachusetts (four MA food banks) and their network of 845 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters they serve.
The Greater Boston Food Bank oversees the contract to purchase these food products that feed over 800,000 residents. This program supports local farmers and vendors who produce and sell eggs, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables along with shelf stable commodities. 100% of MEFAP funding goes directly to feeding hungry people.