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Building Stronger Communities

In 2017, Project Bread invested in more than 260 community food programs in more than 90 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.

Source: 2017 Project Bread Grant Recipients

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FoodSource Hotline

Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline received over 28,000 calls from individuals looking for assistance in Fiscal Year 2017.

Source: Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline

Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, Get Involved, Get the Facts, Community Solutions, Get Help

Households on SNAP

As of September 2017, there were 442,934 Massachusetts households participating in SNAP. 

Source: MA Department of Transitional Assistance

Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get the Facts, Community Solutions, Quick Facts

SNAP Helps Children

Children make up 45% of all SNAP recipients.

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, Community Solutions

Trend

In 2017, the food insecurity rate in Massachusetts is 27% higher than it was 10 years ago.

Filed under: Get the Facts, Community Solutions