FRAMINGHAM – This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Community Investment initiative, which aims to empower its nearly 600 food distribution partner agencies to expand their services, prioritize diverse and high-need populations, and distribute nutritious food to families and individuals across Eastern Massachusetts.
Recognizing the impact of inflation, rising food costs, and high levels of food insecurity, the food bank shifted its model to prioritize equity and incorporate the unique needs of each food distribution partner and their diverse communities.
This winter, the Greater Boston Food Bank made a special “holiday network investment” – one-time, $2,000 grants made available to all partner agencies to support their hunger relief efforts this holiday season.
In Framingham, Daniel’s Table received the $2,000 to fund its operations amidst rising energy costs.
“We will use the funds to help offset the rising costs of energy for keeping our freezers and refrigeration running at optimal capacity for the growing numbers of families in need,” reported a representative of Daniel’s Table through the Google form.
Through the holiday network investment, $700,000 was donated to food pantry partners to support their hunger-relief efforts, operational costs and other needs beyond food.
The donation comes as part of GBFB’s Hunger Free Holidays campaign, seeking to raise awareness and funds to combat food insecurity in our state.
As 1 in 3 MA residents face food insecurity, the campaign seeks to prioritize children, students, families and other high-need populations this winter.
More information on ways to get involved and fight hunger is available at GBFB.org/Holidays, and those in need of food assistance are encouraged to visit GBFB.org/need-food for a list of resources and food programs.
Many thanks for your consideration,