Four members of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Business Law
Section Council helped sort more than one-and-a-half metric tons of
food and other grocery items on April 28 at the Greater Boston Food
Bank in Boston's South Bay.
The food bank distributes more than 31 million pounds of food
and other necessities to needy citizens through nearly 600 member
hunger-relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Council members Christine O'Hurley, Brian Glennon, Stephen
Kutenplon and Co-Chair Frank Morrissey, and MBA Section
Administrator Jean Stevens, spent two-and-a-half hours at the
facility's conveyor belt sorting donated food from various grocery
stores around the state.
They also filled bags with nutritious foods and snacks for two
programs. The first, the BackPack program, a partnership with the
Lawrence and Lynn school systems, supplies "back packs" of food for
children who rely on school lunch programs during the week and are
at risk of going hungry over the weekend or during school holidays.
The second effort, the Brown Bag program, partners with community
organizations around the state to supply supplemental groceries for
In all, the MBA volunteers helped sort 3,611 pounds of groceries
to provide 2,220 meals.
The Business Law Section Council is planning to schedule another
volunteer opportunity in the fall, when it hopes to enlist up to 20
volunteers, with members from all sections encouraged to