Director, Commonwealth Corps
On November 16, Governor Patrick joined nearly 80 people – including staff members and the Commonwealth Corps – at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Together the group inspected, sorted, and repacked donated grocery products for distribution to hunger relief agencies throughout the region. Volunteers also prepared food packs for the BackPack program, which provides food packs to children in need in the Lawrence and Lynn school systems.
The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes more than 34 million pounds of food to nearly 600 eastern Massachusetts member hunger-relief agencies. That morning 13,854 pounds of food were sorted, making 10,650 meals possible for those individuals and families who need it most. There is so much more that needs to be done. But the good news is we can make a difference!
The holiday season is a time of giving. In these tough times, we need to turn to each other. Whether it is lending a helping hand to our neighbors, volunteering our time at a local community center or donating resources to a cause, there are many ways to help. Please visit www.mass.gov/connectandserve to find out what you can do today.
Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013 posted on Nov 13
I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart. …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013
Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013 posted on Nov 13
As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013
Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC posted on Oct 4
Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC