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This annual campaign helps to fight hunger and increase access to fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables for all Bostonians.

The Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives invites you to celebrate our 30th Boston CANshare campaign with us! Each year, we engage civically and socially-minded Boston businesses to join us in our efforts to end hunger and food insecurity in the City of Boston.

CANshare contributions go to the Boston Bounty Bucks Program empowering SNAP users in the City of Boston to have access to healthy, local food at City Farmers markets.

Still have questions?

For more information, please contact us at, call 617-534-3717.

How you can participate

This year the CANshare fundraiser will run from October 25, 2016, through January 7, 2017. You CAN make a difference! Make your monetary donation by sending a check to:

Treasury Department
City of Boston, P.O. Box 9715
Boston, MA 02114

Or visit the online donation center:

Donate to BostonCANshare

Thank you for your donation!

Our efforts to alleviate food insecurity can't take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community.