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June 17, 2019

In the past few years, East Boston has become a new frontier for luxury real estate development, resulting in a sharp spike in cost of living and a rapidly widening income gap. This, exacerbated by a political climate hostile toward immigrants in the U.S. is making it difficult, if not impossible, for many long-time residents of the neighborhood to afford food and other basic needs. 

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June 15, 2019

When given the chance, students have a lot to say about their school lunch, and we can learn a lot by listening. Project Bread's Chef Sam interviewed students during their lunch period to learn more about how we can continue to make lasting changes to improve the quality of their school meals. 

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June 10, 2019

Tens of thousands of kids in Massachusetts live in food insecure households. For students who start their day hungry, school breakfast can be the difference between sitting unfocused at their desk and a productive day of learning. That’s why school breakfast is so important, and why Project Bread has awarded $123,000 in grants— along with our expertise and support—to help schools implement “Breakfast After the Bell”. A school breakfast model proven to dramatically increase participation by as much as 80%. 

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June 7, 2019

Less than half of low-income students eat school breakfast on a daily basis. Passing breakfast after the bell legislation would increased access to over 150,000 students!

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May 30, 2019

There are approximately 700,000 people in MA who are food insecure, and eligible, but not enrolled in SNAP. This is known as the "SNAP Gap", and we are working every day to close it. 

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Our 2018 Annual Report

In this milestone year—recognizing 50 years of action against hunger in MA—we provided $1M of support to programs across MA helping hungry people in their communities. We made more than 30K referrals connecting residents to local food resources. We expanded access to summer meals for kids while school is out, resulting in more than 2.5M meals served and we improved the quality of school meals for more than 14.4K students in high-need districts.

Hunger Facts

486,000 kids—half of all MA public school students—eat the lunch served to them in their school's cafeteria.

People Making a Difference

About Project Bread

Project Bread is committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. We provide access to food for people who are hungry today, while we work to break the cycle of hunger through advocacy, education, and community action.

Until hunger ends.TM 

Help For Hungry People

If you or your family is facing hunger right now, we want to help. Call our FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 or visit Get Help to find resources that can make a real difference.