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.
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.
SNAP benefits provide food insecure people with increased buying power at the grocery store. SNAP also boosts local economies. Research shows that $1 of SNAP benefits actually generates $1.70 of economic activity in a community.
Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities