Entries in February 2018

$2.4 BILLION: The Avoidable Health Costs of Hunger in Massachusetts

New research—the first of its kind for Massachusetts—shows hunger and food insecurity in our state increased health-related expenditures by an estimated $2.4 billion at least, in 2016 alone. Please see this important study on the cost of hunger in our state conducted by The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and Children’s Healthwatch. Read more here….

Zervas Elementary School holds School-wide Collection for NFP

Enthusiastic Zervas fifth graders, with the guidance of their teachers, organized a school-wide collection of most needed items for the Newton Food Pantry. We are so thrilled by the efforts of these children on behalf of their fellow citizens.