PACE FOOD BANK MISSION AND HISTORY
The PACE Food Bank originally started as an extension of the Federal Surplus Food Program (also known as the “Cheese and Butter program”) in the early 1980s and developed into a Food Bank shortly after, when the agency began to receive and distribute food donations to the community.
Today, the PACE Food Bank serves an average of 6,000+ individuals a year and has partnered with over 20 other agencies in the fight to end food insecurity.
The PACE Food Bank receives donations from individuals, farms, local businesses, and the Greater Boston Food Bank and distributes them to our clients. The Food Bank typically provides about a week’s worth of food, including shelf stable, fresh, and frozen food items to clients once per week. Bread is provided daily.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact the program director, Emma Melo, or contact the program directly. To volunteer or donate to this mission, please visit the links listed below.