Greater Boston Food Bank Receives Influx Of Holiday Donations

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The holidays can be a stressful time for struggling families, but a local food bank says the Greater Boston community has stepped up for those in need.  

Catherine Drennan from the Greater Boston Food Bank said the pandemic has created an unprecedented and "disastrous" level of demand in the food banks 40-year history, but also some next-level generosity. 

"I'll tell you that our team can't keep up with processing donations," Drennan said. "Kind of an 'all hands on deck' effort right now."

Drennan also said the organization has also increased their food purchasing by 130 percent.

For every dollar donated, Brennan said the food bank can provide three meals to struggling families and individuals. She added that she hopes the generosity doesn't stop after the holiday season.

"We hope the support continues, but we're just incredibly, incredibly thankful," she said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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