Young kids with even mild under-nutrition during critical periods of growth impacts their behavior, their school performance, and their overall cognitive development .
5.9% of households with seniors (1.59 million households) are food insecure. Food insecure seniors have significantly lower intakes of vital nutrients and were 2.33 times more likely to be in fair or poor health. .
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The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes approximately 30 million pounds of food and grocery products to more than 600 member hunger-relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our region.
Pick up pre-ordered product from the food bank Soup kitchens prepare and serve meals to the needy in their communities Food pantries prepare and distribute bags/boxes of groceries to the needy in their communities Order all their food online at the Food Bank secure website What Member Agencies Do
A partnership between GBFB and after-school programs that do not offer meals or snacks. We provide a hot, nutritious meal along with nutrition education to disadvantaged children in an environment that is safe, accessible and convenient. Thomas Chew Memorial Boys and Girls Club, Fall River West End House Boys and Girls Club, Allston/Brighton Jordan Boys & Girls Club, Chelsea Dorchester Boys & Girls Clubs Blue Hill Ave/George Robert White Boys & Girls Club Roxbury/Yawkey Boys & Girls Club Charlestown/Keane Children’s Center/ Ansin Youth Center Boys & Girls Club The Kids Cafe
Partnership between GBFB and various community organizations. Goal is to provide a complete bag of nutritious groceries once a month to supplement the needs of seniors and families with children in need.