Greater Boston Food Bankhttp://www.gbfb.org
The Greater Boston Food Bank's (GBFB) mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. Our goal is to distribute enough food by 2013 to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to those in need. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. We annually distribute more than 36 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. GBFB distributes food through a network of 550 hunger relief agencies including food pantries, community meal programs, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers. GBFB also distributes food directly to those in need through dedicated programs that serve veterans, seniors and children. More than 14,000 volunteers annually volunteer 40,000 hours of time to help to sort and distribute donated food products. GBFB operates out of a state-of-the-art, 117,000 square foot food distribution facility, the Yawkey Distribution Center, located in the Newmarket section of Boston. The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.