THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
< Back to front page Text size +

Greater Boston Food Bank reaches milestone

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 6, 2013 09:22 AM

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

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.

---
Email Patrick D. Rosso, patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com. Follow him @PDRosso, or friend him on Facebook.

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article