JL Boston Day of Service at Greater Boston Food Bank by: Amy Bucher

By Jordy Herbst

JL Boston members volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank in May 2018 during a day of service.

JL Boston members volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank in May 2018.

In May 2018, 29 women from the Junior League of Boston spent a Saturday afternoon at the Greater Boston Food Bank sorting donations that had been delivered by local companies to go out to families around Eastern Massachusetts. Together, they sorted almost 20,000 pounds of food and salvaged 85% of what was donated, making 14,116 meals possible for the local community. That food will feed about three families of four for a year.

One in eleven people in Eastern Massachusetts struggles to get enough healthy food to eat. That’s why the Greater Boston Food Bank works passionately to try to end hunger by providing our neighbors in need the healthy food and resources they need. But they need our help. All food donated to the GBFB is sorted solely by volunteers from around the community.

JL Boston is happy to help GBFB in this important mission. Food insecurity is one of the specific issues JL Boston works to address with our community placements such as Kids in the Kitchen. We were especially grateful for the opportunity to support GBFB in a way that aligns so well with our own focus areas.

It was a great way to spend time together while also helping those in need. Thank you to GBFB for all that you do and for letting us be a part of it!