The Friends of the State Library will be hosting a food drive April 12 - 16 in observance of National Library Week to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. This organization donates more than 31 million pounds of food and groceries annually to nearly 600 hunger-relief agencies in eastern Massachusetts to end hunger. More than 394,000 people were served last year, an increase of 23% since 2005. With the economic downturn, the Greater Boston Food Bank is reaching out even more to acquire food for distribution to food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens. Canned and shelf-stable foods can be dropped off in Rooms 341 or 442 of the Library located in the State House.