Greater Boston Food Bank Launches Annual Holiday Meal Drive

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is kicking off their holiday giving season.

GBFB has launched its annual “Chain of Giving” holiday meal drive. The organization is currently serving around 600,000 people a month but hopes to serve 23 million meals during the holiday season.

Politicians, including newly-sworn-in Mayor Michelle Wu, spoke outside the organization’s warehouse located at the area of Mass and Cass on Thursday.

“Food access, nutrition, health and the economic opportunities that that represents is going to be critical to the agenda for the city of Boston,” Wu said. “We are all connected to our food systems and when those systems fail and people fall through the cracks, we are all impacted.”

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Governor Charlie Baker spoke as well, congratulating GBFB on their 40 years of service and thanking workers. Some of these workers wore red and white bomber jackets that were given to them after working with the organization for 25 years.

“Thanks to the guys in the jackets,” Baker said, “and the gals in the jackets for all the work that you do.”

GBFB is also asking the public for food donations as the prices of groceries has gone up across the state.

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