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  • July 7th, 2015

    July 7, 2015: Greater Boston Food Bank Fundraiser Slated for July 10th and 11th

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:28 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox No Comments

    logo gbfbWhen the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees, Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th at Fenway Park, their wives and girlfriends will take on hunger in the Bay State.

    To help end hunger in Massachusetts, the Red Sox wives and girlfriends are teaming up with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for the 24th annual Strike Out Hunger fundraiser prior to both Friday and Saturday night’s contests.

    Here’s how it works:

    The Ladies of the Boson Red Sox will be collecting $10 donations at the games in exchange for autographed photos of Red Sox players.

    Sox fans looking to give a bit more can also try their luck in the VIP Red Sox Experience Raffle, now live on GBFB’s website.

    Over the past two decades the Red Sox Wives and girlfriends have joined with their fans to raise $286,904 for GBFB, which has provided 906,756 meals, with the 2014 event alone raising enough to provide 51,723 meals to those in need across eastern Massachusetts.

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    About The Greater Boston Food Bank: The largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country, distributed more than 51 million pounds of food last year alone, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people. They are committed to increasing their food distribution to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.

    GBFB acquires food through food industry product donations, food drives, and financial contributions that enable us to purchase additional high nutrient quality food, and also benefiting from the generosity of over 25,000 volunteers annually who help to sort and distribute donated food products.

    GBFB works to acquire, store, organize and distribute food through local food pantries, community meal programs, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers embedded in communities throughout the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts. GBFB’s food assistance locator provides an easy way for people in need to find help nearby. GBFB also distributes food directly to those in need through dedicated programs that serve particularly vulnerable groups, such as seniors and children.

    Since 2009, GBFB has operated out of a state-of-the-art, 117,000 square foot food distribution facility, the Yawkey Distribution Center, located in the Newmarket section of Boston.

    The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

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