Online Program

Food Programs in Eastern Massachusetts

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Catherine D'Amato, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston, MA
The new faces of hunger are people who never imgained they would someday need a food pantry or community meal program to feed themselves and their families. Hunger hurts indiscriminately. In affects our neighbors, families, children and seniors and in every town. Today, one in nine residents of eastern Massachusetts is food insecure. The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is committed to provide at least one meal a day to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts. This is done through a network of 550 member agencies, such as food pantires and community meal programs,as well as a number of direct service programs that serve at risk children, families and seniors. 2012, GBFB distributed nearly 41 million pounds of food, or 31.5 million meals, to those in need.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Define food insecurity in out community. Explain the changing face of hunger in America. Discuss the societal challenges that contribute to hunger. Identify how APHA can help end hunger.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As invited speaker, to present food programs in Boston, MA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.