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.Get My License Plate
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 email@example.com to be added to the list and we will contact you when the date is set.
Pre-order your plate here!
Please have your vehicle registration and license ID number available when you’re ready to purchase your plate.
The Stop Hunger Now charity license plate is available to all registered Massachusetts drivers.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Get My License Plate
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If you need access to food, please click here for a list of resources you may contact for support.