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Project Bread’s 49th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run is Sunday, May 7, 2017. Tens of thousands of residents from around the state will participate in the country’s oldest continuous pledge walk, which begins and ends at the Boston Common and weaves through Boston (Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and Allston), Brookline, Newton (Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, and Newton Corner), Watertown, and Cambridge. Plan your travel around greater Boston on May 7th with this guide to road closures as well as recommended parking and T stops for participants.
All the state funding for our Chefs in Schools program was unexpectedly cut! We need your help to recover $250,000 of lost public funding to continue our work to transform school food in more than 100 low-income Massachusetts schools this school year.
Calling all teachers! Our Holiday Spoons Project gives you a very fun way to engage your students about hunger in their state, and a way to fundraise for Project Bread. Sponsored by Jordan's Furniture, every dollar raised by your students while selling their festive spoons is matched up to $10,000! Jordan's Furniture will give the winning spoons, voted on online, group IMAX tickets to their theaters! We can do a lot of good this holday season for our neighbors.
On November 4th, the Massachusetts Farm to School Project hosted the 4th Annual Massachusetts Farm and Sea to School Conference in Leominster, MA. Farm to school advocates from all over the state attended the conference and participated in over twenty-five breakout sessions. The sessions addressed the challenges with local food procurement, the challenges associated with reducing food waste in schools, how to effectively involve youth in local agriculture, and much more.
Project Bread's Chef Educators teach in summer food service sites around the state that "Cooking Matters". Project Bread Chef Educator Sam Icklan led the kids at the Gill-Montague summer meal site in healthy hands-on cooking lessons that had them lining up for seconds.
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