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Third Rock Ventures

  1. 1. Thank you Third Rock Ventures!
  2. 2. You all have been great supporters for us, helping us sort food!
  3. 3. You already know our work… <ul><li>30,000,000 pounds of food </li></ul><ul><li>600 hunger-relief agencies in Eastern Mass </li></ul><ul><li>Over 83,000 people per week </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 volunteers every year </li></ul>
  4. 4. Today <ul><li>1 in 9 Massachusetts residents has visited a food pantry, soup kitchen or homeless shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in need at least 11%. Some agencies are reporting 45-50% increases in need. </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment and Beacon Hill budget crunch are lagging indicators of any recovery. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t see any lessening in emergency food assistance for at least a year. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>We will probably be OK in acquiring all the food we need: </li></ul><ul><li>USDA </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth’s assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Food donations </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Questions so far? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Third Rock Ventures <ul><li>You recognize strong organizations with potential </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve invested your efforts in The Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>The Greater Boston Food Bank has an outstanding ROI </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to seize opportunity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our biggest challenge <ul><li>To finish the campaign that allowed us to both build the new facility and invest in the future </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope Campaign <ul><li>By the numbers: </li></ul><ul><li>$35 million goal </li></ul><ul><li>$26 million in gifts and pledges </li></ul><ul><li>We have a path to $7 million of the remaining $9 million </li></ul><ul><li>We need to raise an additional $2 million by the end of next year </li></ul>

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