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Get the latest updates on how Project Bread is working to end hunger in Massachusetts.

July 28, 2020

The Senate version of the fourth Coronvirus relief package fails to prioritize the basic needs of Massachusetts residents starting with meeting the increased need for SNAP benefits. 

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get the Facts, News and Events, For the Media

July 24, 2020

Massachusetts is feeling the far-reaching health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Among the greatest concerns is the loss of security of many residents basic needs such as food and housing. But for some groups of people, the impact is far greater than others. 

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get the Facts, News and Events, Community Solutions

July 7, 2020

Project Bread and Children’s HealthWatch, a non-partisan research and policy network headquartered at Boston Medical Center, release new research on food insecurity in East Boston and across the state of Massachusetts. Funded by Project Bread’s 2019 Walk for Hunger and The Boston Foundation, the findings not only strongly reinforce the role deep inequities in our system have in the disproportionately high rate of food insecurity experienced in Latinx communities, but also the power neighborhood bonds may have to help mitigate their effects.

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get the Facts, News and Events, Community Solutions, For the Media, Donor, Reports and Studies

June 17, 2019

In the past few years, East Boston has become a new frontier for luxury real estate development, resulting in a sharp spike in cost of living and a rapidly widening income gap. This, exacerbated by a political climate hostile toward immigrants in the U.S. is making it difficult, if not impossible, for many long-time residents of the neighborhood to afford food and other basic needs. 

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get the Facts, News and Events, 50th videos cape, Community Solutions, Poverty, About & History, For the Media, Ways to Give

December 29, 2017

Hunger can be an invisible problem in our society, but one place it never hides is in children. Children are more vulnerable to the impacts of hunger, which shows in their diminished short- and long-term health. A child living in a food-insecure home is 31% more likely to be hospitalized than a child who has adequate access to healthy food.

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Filed under: Get the Facts, News and Events

December 28, 2017

Project Bread Board Chair and Chief of Pediatrics at Mass General Hospital, Ronald Kleinman shares his thoughts on food insecurity, offering a thorough depiction of how low food security influences health outcomes of children in Massachusetts. His thoughts highlight the importance of our work. Donate now

Food insecurity is a solvable public health problem.

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Filed under: Get the Facts, News and Events