The Greater Boston Food Bank recently passed a major milestone, distributing over a half-billion pounds of food in its 31-year history, said a release from the organization.
“We reached this milestone through the generosity of our donors, the support of elected officials, the commitment of our team and volunteers and the hard work of our 550 partner agencies,” Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of the food bank, said in a statement. “While this achievement is worth noting, there is still tremendous need throughout the Commonwealth.”
The food bank, which was founded in 1981, serves 190 eastern Massachusetts cities and towns.
In the past the organization has distributed close to 46-million pounds of food annually from its 117,000-square-foot Yawkey Distribution Center, which it moved to in 2009.