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

August 10, 2017

Organic produce is expensive. Local organic produce? Even pricier.

For those living on a fixed income, farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and the like are simply out of the question. A tomato sold at a farmers market, for example, carries a much higher price tag than that of its grocery store equivalent, putting it “back on the shelf” for many lower-income shoppers.

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Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, News and Events, Community Solutions

August 1, 2017

“All done over here!” exclaimed Kristina after the last bed of broccoli had been planted. The other volunteers looked up and smiled, wiping dirt from their hands as the hot July sun beat down on their backs.

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Filed under: Get Involved, Volunteer, News and Events, Ways to Give

July 27, 2017

For the fourth consecutive summer, Project Bread partnered with Congressman Jim McGovern to host the "Summer Food Rocks Tour" throughout Central and Western Massachusetts on Friday, July 21. The tour highlighted the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and how it fills the meal gap left when school lets out for the summer and students can no longer rely on school meals. The SFSP is a federally-funded program, administered in our state by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It provides meals at no cost to kids 18 and under throughout the summer months.

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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools

July 12, 2017

On June 1, 2017, Ellen Parker stepped down as CEO and Executive Director of Project Bread, a leading statewide anti-hunger organization committed to providing Massachusetts residents with reliable access to nutritious food.

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Filed under: News and Events

June 28, 2017

The Child Nutrition Outreach Program at Project Bread joined the Waltham Boys & Girls Club in hosting a kick-off event for the Summer Food Service Program at Lowell Spray Park on Tuesday, June 27. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded, state administered nutrition program that provides free meals to kids ages 18 and under during the summer months in eligible areas. 

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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools

May 22, 2017

Read Project Bread Executive Director Ellen Parker and Board Chair Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman's op-ed published in The Boston Globe on Monday, May 22, "Children have a right to healthy food at school."

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Healthy Food, News and Events, Children and Schools

March 21, 2017

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.

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Filed under: News and Events, Ways to Give

March 13, 2017

The gym at the East Boston Social Center was filled with people on Saturday, March 11. But no one was playing sports - they were painting signs for the 2017 Walk for Hunger!

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Filed under: Volunteer, News and Events, The Walk for Hunger

December 16, 2016

Can food make or break a community–we know it can!

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Filed under: News and Events

July 11, 2016

Looking for the closest summer meal sites to you? Download our Child Nutrition Outreach Program's new SummerEats App, free!

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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools, Community Solutions

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