ABCD and The Greater Boston Food Bank Announce a Joint Initiative

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) and The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) jointly announced a groundbreaking $2 million initiative, designed to provide thousands of families affected by COVID-19 with more fresh fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious perishable foods. As experts in the field have noted, the demand for emergency food in Eastern Massachusetts has increased by 66% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from the federal CARES Act (Coronavirus AID, Relief, and Economic Security Act), ABCD will work with GBFB to fund  2.5 million pounds of fresh foods to communities in need through local food pantries, which are affiliated with GBFB. Approximately  260,000 individuals across Greater Boston will benefit over the next six months.