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The Greater Boston Food Bank Inc
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The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB distributes more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to 550 member hunger-relief ag
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CEO Corner, NECN, 8:30 p.m. Greater Boston Food Bank CEO Catherine D'Amato and the Open Door executive director Julie LaFontaine talk about fresh approaches to battling hunger.
Catherine D'Amato, president ...
Catherine D'Amato, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank, lauded the effort, saying, "There is not a program like this in the country.
The Greater Boston Food Bank | Executives and Board
has been in the food business since her
Italian-immigrant father opened a restaurant when she
She's been a leader in the nation's food bank network for 36 years, coming to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) as Executive Director in 1995, and named President and CEO in 1997.
leadership and guidance, GBFB's
distribution of food has increased from 8 to nearly 54 million pounds of healthy food per year.
With the support of GBFB's
dedicated board and team, and the generosity and commitment of donors and volunteers, D'Amato
is leading the implementation of a new and ambitious strategic plan, to End Hunger Here, that will increase food distribution by enough to provide at least One Meal a Day to those at risk of hunger in eastern Massachusetts.
"Achieving that goal will require everyone to play their role in ending hunger in our community," continues D'Amato
"With our member hunger-relief agencies already working beyond their capacity to meet the region's growing hunger problem, GBFB
is expanding its partnerships, and collaboration with public and private partners to provide healthy food to those in need."
"New models are evolving to meet ever-increasing needs," she
is expanding our capacity, growing the volume of healthy foods, working in innovative and collaborative ways with partners and supporters to drive greater impact and close the meal gap.
We will do what we have to do to End Hunger Here."
D'Amato currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Eastern Bank, Board of the Massachusetts Food Association, the Forsyth Institute, the New Market Community Partners and the Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation.
She is an Emeriti Board Member for the Boston Foundation and Feeding America.
D'Amato is also a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Simmons College, UMass Boston, UMass Amherst and Boston University.
recently concluded service with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
and the Boston Foundation
The Greater Boston Food Bank | About GBFB
1995 - Catherine D'Amato, now President and CEO, joins The Greater Boston Food Bank.
The Greater Boston Food Bank | Press recent coverage
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September 12, 2012: BY CATHERINE D'AMATO - THE METROWEST DAILY NEWS
Tracked Down: Julian Edelman, Mario Cantone, Catherine D'Amato
honored by the ADL
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010: BY CATHERINE D'AMATO - GBFB PRESIDENT AND CEO