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One in seven people struggle with hunger in Massachusetts.

Thousands of our neighbors across Massachusetts are food insecure, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for food assistance more widespread and critical than ever. One in 10 children struggled with hunger before the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, that number has nearly doubled, with one in every five children not receiving the proper nutrition to grow and thrive.

With the purchase of a Stop Hunger Now license plate, you are providing access to nutritious food for those in need in Massachusetts. Your support will help Boston Medical Center (BMC) and The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) tackle food insecurity through programs that increase access to affordable, nutritious food. Together, we can end hunger in Massachusetts and be a beacon of healing for our communities.

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Pre-order Your License Plate Today!

Purchasing a Stop Hunger Now license plate is a special way to make an even bigger impact on food insecurity. We’re offering flexible options so you can choose a plate that’s perfect for you. 

Seed Supporter: Numbers 100-850 (randomly assigned) 

For $40, receive a randomly assigned three-digit plate number between 100 and 850. 

Harvest Supporter: Numbers 100-850 (select a number) 

For $250, select a three-digit plate number (between 100 and 850) of your choosing.* 

Full Plate Supporter: Numbers 10-99 (select a number) 

For $1,000, select a double-digit plate number between 10 and 99.* 

* Numbers available on a first come, first served basis. 

Special Auction: Bid on Numbers 1-9!

Join us for a special VIP auction where you’ll bid on numbers one through nine—the cream of the crop! Please note, the date for the auction has not yet been determined. Please email stophunger@bmc.org to be added to the list and we will contact you when the date is set. 

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Stop Hunger Now FAQs

How do I order a plate? 

Pre-order your plate here!

What do I need when I purchase my plate? 

Please have your vehicle registration and license ID number available when you’re ready to purchase your plate. 

Who can get this charity plate? 

The Stop Hunger Now charity license plate is available to all registered Massachusetts drivers. 

Once I pay for my plate, what happens next? 

First of all, thank you! Once you purchase your plate, you’re part of the Stop Hunger Now community. If you have elected to receive communications from BMC and GBFB, you will receive more information on initiatives supported by the plate, as well as updates on our road to reaching 750 pre-orders and kicking off plate production. 

When will I receive my charity plate? 

We are currently taking pre-orders for the plate. Once we reach the Massachusetts RMV’s required minimum of 750 pre-orders, the plates will go into production. Once they are in production, it will take six to eight months to manufacture. Your plate will then be available at your selected RMV branch, and the RMV will notify you via mail when your plate is ready to be picked up. 

What do I need when I pick up my Stop Hunger Now license plate?

When the RMV notifies you that your license plate is ready to be picked up at your local branch of choice, please bring your vehicle registration and current license plates (if applicable) with you. 

What fees are associated with getting my Stop Hunger Now plate?

A $20 one-time plate changeover fee, plus any applicable registration fees are due at the time of pick-up. These fees depend largely on where you are in your current registration cycle. (If you are putting your Stop Hunger Now plate on a new vehicle, you may also need to pay any applicable sales tax, title and registration fees at that time. Please contact your local RMV with any questions regarding required fees.) 

Is my registration fee included in the price of my Stop Hunger Now plate? 

No. Your regular Massachusetts registration is separate and renews every two years. A Stop Hunger Now plate is an additional $40 donation upon renewal of your registration, which directly benefits BMC and GBFB.

Is my plate tax deductible? 

Yes. When you pre-order your Stop Hunger Now charity license plate, $12 goes toward production of the plate. The remainder of your purchase is tax deductible, as it directly supports BMC and GBFB. Then, each time you renew your registration, you will pay a $40 fee which is tax deductible and benefits both charities. 

Can I choose my plate number? 

Yes! As an early supporter of the Stop Hunger Now charity license plate, you can choose your number for an additional donation. For available numbers and pricing, please click here. Numbers are available on a first come, first served basis. 

I really like my current license plate number. Can I move it to the charity plate? 

No. When you sign up for a Stop Hunger Now charity license plate, your plate number will coincide with our numbering system. All Stop Hunger Now plates begin with the letters “SH” and the number will either be randomly assigned or you can choose your number for an additional donation. Numbers are available on a first come, first served basis, so if you feel strongly about a particular number, be sure to sign up early! 

Can I use a previous donation or pledge to GBFB or BMC toward my license plate purchase? 

We are incredibly grateful for your past support of our organizations. Since this is a partnership program, any license plate purchases are separate from both organizations’ respective giving programs. Therefore, we cannot direct any previous giving toward this effort. Funds from Stop Hunger Now are split 50/50 between GBFB and BMC. 

Can I direct my donation to a specific program? 

No. We are unable to direct your donation to a specific program at either organization. Your donation will benefit a range of both BMC and GBFB’s food and nutrition programs. The donations are split 50/50 between both organizations. 

I need access to food, where can I find it? 

Here are a number of food resources recommended by GBFB across Massachusetts. You can contact these sources directly. For additional questions, please contact us at stophunger@bmc.org.

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If you need access to food, please click here for a list of resources you may contact for support.

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