Staff from the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) volunteered Dec. 9 at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), sorting and boxing more than 14,000 pounds of potatoes for distribution to the agency's network of almost 600 hunger relief agencies and food pantries. This is the second straight year that the staff at the MRA has volunteered at the GBFB.
(l to r) MRA staff members Lon Breedlove, Janine Harrod, Marybeth Maloney, Mark Sarno, Heather Carneiro, John McGrath, Kathy Murphy and Peter Christie

"The GBFB is a great organization that helps people all over Massachusetts," said MRA president and CEO Peter Christie in a statement. "You can go to their Web site and volunteer for half a day at a time. This is a very worthwhile thing to do, and our staff looks forward to helping out, particularly during this time of the year."

The GBFB is a nonprofit organization that feeds more than 320,000 people annually across nine counties in eastern Massachusetts. For more information, visit