Providing Healthy Meals to Children at Risk of Hunger

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Jared Skvirsky serves as business development representative at Watchtower in Boston. In addition, Jared Skvirsky gives back to the community by supporting the Greater Boston Food Bank, among other …

Jared Skvirsky serves as business development representative at Watchtower in Boston. In addition, Jared Skvirsky gives back to the community by supporting the Greater Boston Food Bank, among other causes.

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  • 1. Providing Healthy Meals to Children at Risk of Hunger
  • 2.  Jared Skvirsky serves as business development representative at Watchtower in Boston. In addition, Jared Skvirsky gives back to the community by supporting the Greater Boston Food Bank, among other causes.
  • 3.  Since 1981, the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) has supported hunger-relief in the metropolitan area. Through a wide variety of programs and services, GBFB distributes food to the homeless, to local food pantries, and to senior centers, etc. The BackPack program, for instance, enables the GBFB to provide children with nutritious food when they cannot rely on school meals. The program was initiated in 2009 and currently provides food to more than 1,500 children a month. In total, it distributes over 3,300 packs of food every month.
  • 4.  Children from struggling families, often do not receive healthy food during weekends, holidays, and additional breaks from school. To help prevent hunger, GBFB’s BackPack program provides the students with easy-to-prepare food that they can take home. By offering them nutritious food, the Greater Boston Food Bank hopes to optimize their learning, development, and overall success.
  • 5.  According to a recent survey, parents reported improvements to their children’s well-being as a result of the program. They also reported that they were able to extend their family food budgets as a result of the program. GBFB’s BackPack program is supported by several major corporations and organizations, which make donations of food or funds to keep it going.