Last updated on December 16th, 2015 at 02:08 pm
Father Murphy served as the spiritual director for the New England Food Foundation. The NEFF created the annual Rev. Frances J. Murphy Award in his honor because of his important role in the development and growth of the organization and the Cape House, which serves as a summer destination for underprivileged children.
According to Kim Richardson Roach of the NEFF, the Greater Boston Food Bank stepped in and helped NEFF at a challenging time when Foxboro Terminals closed its doors and the NEFF’s annual Food Caravan was in jeopardy.
“When they opened their new facility in Boston in 2009—our partnership reached a new peak—a great facility and the caravan would be completed in one day; prep and distribution all in the same day and we were still complete by 11 a.m. Thanks to all of the prep work and the team from the GBFB we were able to accept more organizations and donations than ever before. The process was a well-oiled machine, and each year we continue to improve with their leadership and guidance. We can’t wait to see what it evolves to next year. If it wasn’t for the generosity of the Greater Boston Food Bank our annual caravan would not be possible and, for all that they do for NEFF, we are honored to present the GBFB with the Rev. Frances J. Murphy Award for 2015,” said Roach.