Fall River, MA (September 20, 2022) – The Greater Boston Food Bank has named Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA as the recipient of its Food Donor of the Year Award. For nearly 20 years, GBFB’s awards program has sought to celebrate and show appreciation for the individuals and organizations that have collaborated to end hunger across Eastern Massachusetts.
Throughout the month, twelve awards will be given to valued partner agencies, public officials, volunteers, donors and other organizations that have made considerable contributions to GBFB’s mission to end hunger over the past two years.
The Food Donor of the Year Award is given to a food donor that consistently donates nutrient-rich food, money and/or time. Blount Fine Foods was awarded for its consistent stream of quality food donations before and throughout the pandemic. As a GBFB donation partner since 2002, Blount has donated over 1.2 million pounds of healthy and delicious soups, stews, chilis and chowders for GBFB to distribute over the last two years alone – the equivalent of one million meals.
“Blount Fine Foods takes great pride in feeding the special moments in our local communities’ lives. Our winning team is always looking for ways to get involved and to make a meaningful impact,” said Todd Blount, President/Owner of Blount Fine Foods.
The award was presented at Blount Fine Foods at their corporate headquarters in Fall River, Massachusetts on Tuesday, September 13.
“Blount Fine Foods has been an essential and consistent supplier of high-quality food donations for two decades,” said Cheryl Schondek, GBFB’s Executive Vice President, Operations. “Not only is the sheer volume of food impressive – over 1.2 million pounds in just two years – but the quality of these donations has been met with shining feedback from our member agencies and the individuals they serve. Partnerships like these are vital for us to keep Eastern Massachusetts fed and nourished, and we’re happy to celebrate Blount’s indispensable contributions.”
The Partner Appreciation Awards are one of many GBFB initiatives throughout Hunger Action Month in September, encouraging Massachusetts residents to get involved in the fight against hunger. More information on the other initiatives can be found here.
Those in need of food assistance are encouraged to visit GBFB.org/need food, where they can find a list of resources and search for a food program by zip code.