Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)

70 S Bay Ave, Boston, Ma 02118
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Our missionThe Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts.

Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)

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We value the health of our community and are following guidelines provided by the CDC, state and local public health officials.We ask that individuals who aren’t feeling well (especially if you have a fever or cough), has been in contact with someone who is sick, or that has been to countries on the CDC watch list (or are close to someone who has) not to sign-up for a volunteer shift at this time.To ensure the safety of volunteers and our front-line staff we’ve instituted the following changes to our volunteer program:
  • Our group and Families for Impact volunteering opportunities are temporarily suspended (please check back in a few weeks for information about these programs).
  • Volunteer shifts will be limited to groups of 10 individuals per shift
  • We will provide volunteers with disposable gloves
  • Volunteer tasks will focus on high need/critical projects like our CSFP and Brown Bag boxes for seniors and our food sorting projects
  • Volunteers will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the building.

Volunteer Shifts

Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4 pmThursday 9 am-12 pm and 1:30 pm-4pm
  • Adults (18+)
  • Recurring
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • In-person, Food Distribution
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Individual Volunteers

Join us for a unique and meaningful experience where you will learn about hunger in our community and help your neighbors in need. You'll help us sort, pack, label, and distribute food to hungry families across Eastern Massachusetts.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Group Volunteers

Groups who volunteer receive an educational, team-building experience while sorting and packing food for those in need. The Kids Who Care (KWC) program is a special volunteer opportunity that allows children as young as 10 years old to volunteer alongside family and friends, bagging and boxing food for children, seniors and families in need.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Children, Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpVolunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank play a critical role in helping to end hunger. Each year, more than 24,000 volunteers help us sort, pack, label, and distribute food to families across Eastern Massachusetts.
About usWe take a bold, innovative and multi-pronged approach to achieve our mission to end hunger here. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, we distributed 61.8 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. We are committed to increasing our food distribution to provide at least one meal a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities.
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