In 2017, with Project Bread's support, Massachusetts now operates over 1,000 summer meal sites where kids can eat free, providing a safety net from hunger when school is out of session.
Filed under: Children and Schools
In 2016, Project Bread invested in more than 300 community food programs in nearly 100 Massachusetts communities—including food pantries, community meal programs, food vouchers at health centers, summer meals for kids, subsidized CSA shares, community farm and gardens, and food rescue programs.
More than 400,000 students in Massachusetts qualify for free or reduced priced school meals.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2015)
Not suprisingly, only an estimated 28% of food insecure households nationally used food pantries in 2015. Project Bread advocates for a broad set of solutions to hunger that meet people with dignity and ultimatly aim to "shorten the line."
Source: Project Bread's 2016 Status Report on Hunger