Frequently Asked Questions

bostonCANshare is an annual food drive sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Hunger, 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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Donating
How can my company participate?
How can I donate if I don't work for one of the participating companies?
What types of food can I donate?
Where does the donated food go?
About Our Work
What are Boston Bounty Bucks?
What is the Mayor's Fresh Food Fund?
Who were the sponsors and partners of the 2013 Boston CANshare campaign?
General
Why does food insecurity exist in Boston?
What do I do if I know of someone in need of help?