Project Bread and Children’s HealthWatch, a non-partisan research and policy network headquartered at Boston Medical Center, release new research on food insecurity in East Boston and across the state of Massachusetts. Funded by Project Bread’s 2019 Walk for Hunger and The Boston Foundation, the findings not only strongly reinforce the role deep inequities in our system have in the disproportionately high rate of food insecurity experienced in Latinx communities, but also the power neighborhood bonds may have to help mitigate their effects.
Food access has been devastatingly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across the Commonwealth. Here is a closer look at how Project Bread, made possible by supporters like you, has helped people in Massachusetts continue to access and afford food during the crisis.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate unanimously approved legislation that will help 150,000 more kids access school breakfast every day.
The Senate version of the fourth Coronvirus relief package fails to prioritize the basic needs of Massachusetts residents starting with meeting the increased need for SNAP benefits.
Massachusetts is feeling the far-reaching health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Among the greatest concerns is the loss of security of many residents basic needs such as food and housing. But for some groups of people, the impact is far greater than others.
Call on Congress to address the devastating impact this pandemic has had on food insecurity across the country by strengthening our most effective anti-hunger program, SNAP, in the next round of legislation.
Research shows every $1 of SNAP spent generates $1.70 of economic activity.
Because of Teacher Champion Jennifer Amendola, hungry students in Brighton have something to eat on the weekends.