Project Bread’s 2014 Status Report on Hunger finds working families are the new face of hunger. Despite an economic recovery, more than 375,000 Massachusetts households still face food insecurity.
Project Bread works to develop programs that focus on fun as much as they focus on food. Project Bread's Chefs have been leading a series of cooking classes for teens to introduce students to a range of healthy, fresh food, and to teach them how to prepare simple, nutritious meals.
"Working hard at low wages is like running up the down escalator. The best you can do is stay in place, and you’re always on the edge of slipping back. Today, post recession, more Massachusetts residents than ever—including many households with a least one working adult—are trying to balance in this precarious spot."
Whole Foods Market is helping Project Bread provide for more people in need this holiday season. During the month of December, shoppers at Whole Foods Markets across the state can support Project Bread through the "Give Bread" program.
Get this year's "Holiday Helpings" recipes featured on 7NEWS with your donation to Project Bread.
Children make up 45% of all SNAP recipients.
Groundwork Lawrence is one of Project Bread's innovative funded agencies.