(Boston, MA—October 3, 2017) —Project Bread, a pioneer of innovative programs and initiatives designed to eradicate hunger in Massachusetts, today announced the appointment of Erin McAleer as its next president. According to the national search firm managed by the Project Bread Board of Directors, talented individuals from across the country applied for the leadership role.
Organic produce is expensive. Local organic produce? Even pricier.
For those living on a fixed income, farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and the like are simply out of the question. A tomato sold at a farmers market, for example, carries a much higher price tag than that of its grocery store equivalent, putting it “back on the shelf” for many lower-income shoppers.
“All done over here!” exclaimed Kristina after the last bed of broccoli had been planted. The other volunteers looked up and smiled, wiping dirt from their hands as the hot July sun beat down on their backs.
For the fourth consecutive summer, Project Bread partnered with Congressman Jim McGovern to host the "Summer Food Rocks Tour" throughout Central and Western Massachusetts on Friday, July 21. The tour highlighted the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and how it fills the meal gap left when school lets out for the summer and students can no longer rely on school meals. The SFSP is a federally-funded program, administered in our state by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It provides meals at no cost to kids 18 and under throughout the summer months.
On June 1, 2017, Ellen Parker stepped down as CEO and Executive Director of Project Bread, a leading statewide anti-hunger organization committed to providing Massachusetts residents with reliable access to nutritious food.
The Child Nutrition Outreach Program at Project Bread joined the Waltham Boys & Girls Club in hosting a kick-off event for the Summer Food Service Program at Lowell Spray Park on Tuesday, June 27. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded, state administered nutrition program that provides free meals to kids ages 18 and under during the summer months in eligible areas.
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In 2012, over 700,000 adults & children were food insecure. This is up almost 40% since the beginning of the recession.
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