The Greater Boston Food Bank, in partnership with Children’s HealthWatch, released a powerful report earlier this month on the health-related costs of food insecurity in Massachusetts. You can read the whole thing right here.
The bottom line: Those costs are big. $2.4 billion big. And avoidable.
Here, from our perspective, are three things you can do right now to stand with people struggling with hunger and to make it so others can avoid the struggle:
- Advocate. To sign up for Advocacy Action Alerts from Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB), visit our website. You’ll receive periodic updates about opportunities to lend your voice for change by making a phone call, writing a letter, showing up at a lobby day, and the list goes on.
- Support WCFB. A gift of $1 enables us to distribute $4 worth of food to neighbors in need through our network of Partner Agencies. Give what you can.
- Volunteer with WCFB or the WCFB Partner Agency nearest you. Lend a hand once or more than once. Rally your co-workers and do it together. It’s another great way to support the resources that matter to neighbors struggling with hunger.
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