Partnering to fight hunger in Boston

Hunger affects 1 in 10 people in Massachusetts. According to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), 72 percent of the households they serve need to use a food pantry on a regular basis to have enough to eat. It’s also an issue that affects the most vulnerable—1 in 3 of the people they serve are children, and 1 in 5 are seniors.

“Without affordable access to food, it’s very difficult for individuals and families to improve their personal financial lives or find their path to economic mobility,” said Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America Massachusetts President. “We are very proud to partner with The Greater Boston Food Bank and other hunger-fighting organizations which address this critical need here in Greater Boston.”

We cannot achieve our bold mission to end hunger in this region without the compassion and commitment of our volunteers, many of which have come from Bank of America over the years.

Catherine D’Amato
Executive Director of the Greater Boston Food Bank

Volunteerism has become an annual tradition in the long-standing partnership between the bank and GBFB. As a part of Bank of America’s annual Give a Meal campaign, a partnership with Feeding America that provides meals to people in need nationwide, employee volunteers help sort and package food at GBFB.

This work with GBFB is part of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s commitment to address issues fundamental to economic mobility and empowerment.

“At The Greater Boston Food Bank, we are committed to providing healthy food to everyone who struggles with hunger in Eastern Massachusetts,” said Catherine D’Amato, GBFB president and CEO. “We cannot achieve our mission to end hunger in our community without the compassion and commitment of our volunteers, many of which have come from Bank of America over the years.”

 

The partnership with GBFB is only one example of Bank of America’s commitment to addressing hunger in Massachusetts. The bank also works with a host of other local nonprofits, including:

1/10/2018


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