Boston, MA – May 18, 2021 GW&K and its employees donated more than $46,000 to The Greater Boston Food Bank, a Feeding America® member food bank. The gift will be used to help end the current hunger crisis in Eastern Massachusetts due to the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a firm, we believe it is not only important that we work hard for our clients, but that we do good in our community, as well,” said Harold G. Kotler, chief executive officer of GW&K Investment Management. “It is especially important in this time of uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. We are grateful for the work that The Greater Boston Food Bank does and we are very proud to be a part of the effort to end hunger in our community.”
With GW&K’s investment in local communities, The Greater Boston Food Bank will be able to immediately buy more food and support our network of nearly 600 agency partners and direct service programs that are working every day to safely help our neighbors in need. The state of Massachusetts is projected to see the highest increase in food insecurity in the country according to Feeding America, an astounding 66% increase compared to pre-COVID-19 levels.
“We are fully committed to finding solutions that will help eradicate hunger in Eastern Massachusetts,” said Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO, The Greater Boston Food Bank. “With GW&K Investment Management’s generous support, we will be able to increase the amount of fresh, healthy food that is delivered to these communities, which will help us reach our goal of ensuring everybody in our region has access to three healthy meals a day.”