The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.

Rating: 2.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 70 South Bay Avenue Boston MA 02118 USA

Mission: To help end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.
Direct beneficiaries per year: The Food Bank serves as many as 545,000 people annually.
Geographic areas served: 9 counties - Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk
Programs: The Greater Boston Food Bank plays a unique role in the fight to end hunger by efficiently sourcing and distributing more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery products to approximately 550 member hunger-relief agencies serving as many as 545,000 people every year.  We provide life-changing sustenance for one in thirteen residents of the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts.  We work tirelessly to ensure that the food we distribute is as nutritious as possible to enable those in need to lead healthy, productive lives.  We also engage members of our community to find their role in the fight to end hunger, whether it be by giving money, food, time, or some combination of the three.
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Catherine's take is $385,500 as of 2 years ago and could be much higher with expenses. She has a BA in religion so must spend much time genuflecting on pay day!!!! All food products are donated by the pallet load or wrap sheet. She is ludicrously over compensated. 8 grand a week into her pocket!!! How many apples, chickens, beef patties, salads etc. could be given to the needy if this preposterous amount were made rational? What kind of board would approve this shocking lunacy???? A great cause run amuck.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Greater Boston Food Bank is wonderfully efficient, using top-notch technology and infrastructure to distribute donated food, and food that would otherwise be wasted, to pantries, shelters, and other food assistance programs throughout eastern Massachusetts. They feed more people per dollar by using scale and media connections to pull massive corporate donations, and are pioneers in the distribution of fresh produce to the hungry. GBFB isn't a feelgood mill for white-guilt-ridden students to work off their privilege to dubious effect. It's a well-oiled machine, and it works. It's what Massachusetts needs.

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Rating: 2 stars  

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I think it is shocking that the CEO receives $380K + fringe benefits. She is highlighted every year on Chanel 5 as an overly paid CEO.

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I used it when I was in Social Services but didn't realize the huge salary the CEO was getting for feeding the poor.

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Hire a new CEO at a respectable but lower salary. This one is milking the poor. It operates well; however, could do just as well with someone who was more committed to the poor than their own salary and fringe benefits.

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