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.