We are excited to announce the 29th Annual BostonCANshare Campaign which will run through January 2016! This annual campaign helps to support low income residents in Boston access food throughout the year and brings awareness to hunger in Boston.

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About BostonCANshare

BostonCANshare began in 1986 as a can drive to restock food pantries after the Thanksgiving rush and now also encompasses a fundraiser for Boston Bounty Bucks. This campaign helps to fight hunger and increase access to healthy food in Boston, so every Boston resident can live a healthy lifestyle.

The 2015 BostonCANshare campaign has been extended to run through January 2016! This year’s fundraising goal has been set at $150,000 – exceeding that of 2014. We hope you will join us in supporting broader access to affordable, fresh food for all Boston residents.

Program Information

BostonCANshare runs annually from October through December. Individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Boston can participate in various ways in BostonCANshare. If you would like to organize a collection site at your business or other location to raise money or collect nonperishable food, please email Ana Vivas, CANshare Coordinator, at

How to Participate


In 2014, almost 150 businesses and organizations around the city collected food for the can drive including: YMCA of Greater Boston locations; Shaw’s and Star Market supermarkets; Boston Centers for Youth & Families locations; Boston Public Schools; and Boston Public Libraries. Many local businesses and area universities also participated.


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