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Building Stronger Communities

Project Bread provided $1 million in support to community-based programs across the state helping low-income residents access and afford healthy food, every day.

Source: Project Bread's 2018 Community Investments Impact Report

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Filed under: Get the Facts, Community Solutions

FoodSource Hotline

In 2018, Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline responded to 21,455 calls from residents experiencing food insecurity. These calls came from all over the state, covering 90% of Massachusetts cities and towns.

Source: Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline

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

Households on SNAP

445,664 households in MA rely on SNAP benefits to help them afford an adequate diet. 91% of SNAP recipients are children, seniors, or residents with a disability.

Source: MA Department of Transitional Assistance

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

SNAP Helps Children

Children make up 68% 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