The New England Club Managers Association is holding a food drive from November 8, 2012 through December as part of its Clubs Collecting for Communities campaign. All of the food collected was donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank to benefit hungry families across eastern Massachusetts. The Association is proud to help those less fortunate in these difficult times. Our efforts make a difference in someone’s life today.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is New England’s largest hunger-relief organization and is working hard to help end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. They distribute over 30 million pounds of food per year to more than 600 hunger relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Donated food is checked for compliance with food safety guidelines and then sorted into about 20 food categories. Hunger-relief agencies, such as pantries and soup kitchens, then order the food by category. This allows the agencies to order exactly what they need, whether that be juice, protein products, or canned vegetables.
Here are some hunger facts about eastern Massachusetts:
320,000 people or 7% of the population uses emergency food programs annually
More than one in three households served has a child under the age of 18
Over 10% of those who receive emergency food assistance are 65 or older
57% of the people served have to choose between food and rent, medicine, or heat
84% have a place to live but cannot get the food they need
Please join us in helping these hungry families by donating non-perishable items.
Marilyn Sams, CCM, NECMA Community Services Chairperson (email@example.com)
CLUB COLLECTING FOR COMMUNITIES are community services campaigns that have helped thousands of needy people each year since its inaugural year in 1993. Through the campaign, we make a significant difference in the lives of the people within our local communities by pulling together to collect food, clothing and toys for those who do not have the money to spend on these items.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, we distributed almost 35 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people at risk of hunger. GBFB acquires food through food industry product donations, food drives and financial contributions that enable us to purchase additional high nutrient quality food. We also benefit from the generosity of over 14,000 volunteers annually who help to sort and distribute donated food products. More information may be found at http://gbfb.org.
The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 240 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members. For more information about NECMA, visit our web site at http://www.necma.org.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional association for managers of leading private country, city, yacht, athletic, military and fraternal clubs in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1927, CMAA provides executive career services, a lifetime professional development program and a national trade magazine, Club Management, to its nearly 6,000 members. For more information about CMAA or its Certification Program, visit its web site at http://www.cmaa.org.