First Universalist Society in Franklin

April 2015 Plate Giveaway

April 2015 Plate Giveaway – The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. Their objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. This is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, and it is among the largest food banks in the United States.

Last year, the GBFB distributed 48 million pounds of food to organizations, including our own Franklin Food Pantry. They acquire food through food industry product donations, food drives, and financial contributions that enable them to purchase high-quality and nutritious food. They’ve been operating since the 1970s, when Kip Tiernan began distributing food on the streets of Boston out of her station wagon. (Tiernan later founded Rosie’s Place and at least half a dozen other shelters and halfway houses in the greater Boston area.)

The Greater Boston Food Bank is a 501(c)3 organization.  

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