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Food Insecurity

In 2015, 9.7% of Massachusetts households—nearly 675,000 adults and children—were food insecure.

Source: Project Bread's 2016 Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts

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For low-income students, healthy school food matters

More than 400,000 students in Massachusetts rely on school meals for half of their daily nutrients.

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Households on SNAP

As of October 2013, there were 501,212 MA households participating in SNAP.  This number continues to grow.

Source: Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts

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Kids count on summer meals

Last year, an average of 60,000 meals were served each day to kids across the state through the Summer Meals program.

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Minimum Wage

A popular belief is that minimum and low-wage jobs are predominantly held by teenagers but over 200,000 children in Massachusetts have a parent that earns less than $11 per hour.

Source: Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts

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Rate of Food Insecure Households Using Food Pantries

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

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Filed under: Get the Facts, Community Solutions, Quick Facts