2013 Award Winner: BEST Local Charity (Finalist)

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Greater Boston Food Bank

Nominated for: BEST Local Charity

Greater Boston Food Bank 70 South Bay Ave Boston MA (617) 427-0146

The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes nearly 41 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to a network of 550 member hunger-relief agencies and more than 30 direct service programs throughout eastern Massachusetts.

Mission
To End Hunger Here. Our objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to all those in need in eastern Massachusetts.

Company Overview
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, we distributed almost 41 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people at risk of hunger.

GBFB acquires food through food industry product donations, food drives and financial contributions that enable us to purchase additional high nutrient quality food. We also benefit from the generosity of over 20,000 volunteers annually who help to sort and distribute donated food products.

GBFB works to acquire, store, organize and distribute food through local food pantries, community meal programs, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers embedded in communities throughout the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts. GBFB’s food assistance locator provides an easy way for people in need to find help nearby. GBFB also distributes food directly to those in need through dedicated programs that serve particularly vulnerable groups, such as seniors and children.

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Awards

12 Tips from Voters

Aaron W. on July 11, 2012

I give to these guys because I know my dollar will go a long way to helping people who need it with a minimum of BS.

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Chris P. on June 3, 2013

Great service to the community!

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Sue B. on June 28, 2012

Yup, this is the one. Helping families. Loving the community.

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Erin C. on June 11, 2012

Support GBFB for Boston's Best Local Charity!

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Spencer S. on June 8, 2012

Simply the best!

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Maureen L. on June 8, 2012

GBFB - Nominated for Best Local Charity! Visit gbfb.org to learn more about us - but cast your vote in support of the great work done to end hunger!

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Victoria R. on June 6, 2012

getting my votes in -- are you? :D

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BostonDriver on December 19, 2010

Very organized and effective organization.

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Jennifer K. on December 13, 2010

Everyone needs food, and these guys do a great job getting it to needy people.

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