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The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is ending hunger here in Eastern Massachusetts

aka The Greater Boston Food Bank   |   Boston, MA   |  http://www.gbfb.org

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Mission

The Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to end hunger here in Eastern Massachusetts.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Ms. Catherine D'Amato

Main address

70 South Bay Avenue

Boston, MA 02118 USA

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EIN

04-2717782

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Regional and Direct Food Distribution Programs

Regional Food Distribution: As the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, GBFB distributes healthy food to our neighbors through a network of partnering organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, homeless shelters, and other human services agencies. GBFB purchases 76% of the food we distribute to our network, and 96% of the food we provide to our community partners is free, with 4% purchased by agencies to supplement their free distributions with items we do not typically keep in stock, such as diapers and paper products.
Direct Distribution Programs: Regional food distribution is complemented by two direct service programs GBFB operates out of approximately 70 sites, serving those at highest risk of hunger, including low-income seniors and children.

Population(s) Served

: Mobile Markets are free, farmers market-style distributions operated by GBFB and hosted by community organizations. They are aimed at those with high risk of hunger, primarily low-income families with children, community college students, the elderly, and veterans. The Mobile Markets operate at 34 sites once a month with specific Mobile Markets for Seniors at local senior centers, Mobile Markets for Students at local schools, and Mobile Markets for Communities.

Population(s) Served

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal program for seniors that GBFB administers for the whole Commonwealth. Working in collaboration with local senior centers, GBFB distributes boxes of federally-provided CSFP food at 37 sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Population(s) Served

In addition to food distribution, GBFB enrolls those needing food assistance in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). GBFB also advocates for state and federal hunger-relief assistance.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

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Awards

LEED Silver Certification 2011

U.S. Green Building Council

Innovation Award 2010

Modern Materials Handling Magazine

Honor Award 2009

Association of Commercial and Institutional Builders

Certificate of Appreciation 2005

America's Second Harvest

Bristol Lodge Recognition Award 2005

Middlesex Human Service Agency

Outstanding Community Partnership 2004

Boston Cares

MAASCAP Self-Sufficiency Association Partnership Award 2002

Massachusetts Community Action Program Directors Association

Certificate of Merit 2000

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

#10 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts 2015

The Commonwealth Institute & Boston Globe Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America - Affiliate 1981

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Greater Boston Food Bank works in partnership with 600 distribution agencies to serve 600,000 people monthly across 190 cities and towns in Eastern Massachusetts.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William "Ted" Truscott

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Term: 2021 -

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data