Giving Back During Thanksgiving

Posted by Boston Organics on Nov 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As a result of the global pandemic, those experiencing food insecurity increased from 1 in 13 people to 1 in 8 people Eastern MA. Each Thanksgiving, Boston Organics community fights food insecurity for the holiday season! A way to support our community this holiday season is to make sure nobody goes hungry.

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Each year we donate to Greater Boston Food Bank in preparation and during Thanksgiving to combat food insecurity. Our amazing Boston Organics community has a knack for giving and we're so grateful that they want to give back to their neighbors who may be in a more vulnerable situation this year.

Last year, we hit a record high of boxes of fresh produce donated to Greater Boston Food Bank - a large portion of those boxes were thanks to our office customers! This year we've already received 164 boxes to donate (as of 11/17/20)! To follow 2020's impact, view our donation blog post.

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2019 donation

Our customers helped donate 133 standard produce boxes which amounted to a donation of 2,523 lbs of produce. Our partner farms were so inspired by your efforts that they matched your donations with an additional 3,400 lbs of produce! That’s a total of 5,923 lbs of produce donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank.
 
We sourced beets, russet potatoes, yellow potatoes, onions, daikon radishes, lettuce from our local farms:
  • Nature's Circle Farm (New Limerick, ME)
  • Winter Moon Roots (Hadley, MA)
  • Brookford Farm (Cantebury, NH)

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HOW TO donate a box

1. Log in and go to the Donations Category within Add-On Groceries.

2. Add item Box Donation to your cart. You can donate as many boxes as you'd like! 

3. Confirm and update your subscription.

4. You'll be billed within 2 business days for the donation. Any other add-ons in your cart will be added to your next delivery and billed per your usual time frame.

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Whether you're planning to get a delivery Thanksgiving week, cancelling that week, or not scheduled for a delivery, you can still donate a box! We'll be accepting donations until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Please note that donating a box does not automatically skip your delivery. View the adjusted holiday schedule. Thank you for your generous support!

 

*Because we are not a qualified organization as defined by the IRS, the donation will not be tax deductible.

Topics: Holiday, Community Events, Boston Local Partnerships, donation

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