bostonCANshare is an annual food drive sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives, FedEx, and The Greater Boston Food Bank. In 2013, Bostonians shared over $53,000 to help make healthy foods more affordable and over 50,000 pounds of food with local families.

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When is bostonCANshare?

The 2013 bostonCANshare campaign ran from Monday, October 21 through Friday, December 6. The 2014 campaign will start in early October.

How Can I Participate?

  1. Donate money.

  2. Learn more about bostonCANshare by contacting the CANshare Coordinator.
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How Does My Donation Help?

Providing for Boston's Pantries

People in need turn to food pantries and those pantries turn to the Greater Boston Food Bank for food. The bostonCANshare campaign helps replenish those shelves during the high-demand holiday season.

Focusing on Fresh

The Mayor's Fresh Food Fund supports fresh food initiatives across the city, primarily the Boston Bounty Bucks program. Launched in 2007, Boston Bounty Bucks makes healthy, fresh, local fruits and vegetables more affordable for low income families. doubling the impact their SNAP dollars can have at Boston farmers markets. Help us make fresh, local food accessible.

Donate What You Can

Times may be tough, but every Bostonian can help this bostonCANshare season. Here's an example of what your contrbution can do for our fellow Bostonians:

  • $1 Purchases a bag of beans that a family can enjoy at their next meal.

  • $5 Gives a family a bag of healthy produce for multiple meals.

  • $10 Helps a family meet most of their weekly produce needs at local farmers markets. 

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$100,000 Fundraising Goal

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