The Food Bank Coalition of Massachusetts, which is comprised of four regional food banks, hosted the second installment in its Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) Road Show at Teddie Peanut Butter/The Leavitt Corporation in Everett to educate the community about the value of MEFAP for local farms, food production companies and emergency food distribution partners at Teddie Peanut Butter last Friday morning. MEFAP ensures a consistent supply of quality, nutrient-dense foods and locally grown fresh produce to a statewide network of 850 emergency food providers. Each provider is a member of one of the four food bank distribution centers: The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and The Worcester County Food Bank.
This installment featured a tour of Teddie Peanut Butter, a MEFAP vendor and key supporter of hunger relief efforts through frequent donations to The Greater Boston Food Bank over their 30+ year partnership. A speaking program followed, featuring leaders from state government, Teddie Peanut Butter, The Greater Boston Food Bank, the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.