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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.
We continue to be focused on our programmatic response to COVID-19 in a rapidly changing landscape. Keep checking back for more updates, but as of today, here is where we stand.
We cannot solve hunger if we do not first end racism. Project Bread unequivocally believes that black lives matter, and we stand with those acting to dismantle the system of white supremacy in our country.
Massachusetts' current anti-hunger plan and budget to address COVID-19 hunger crisis is missing two critical pieces — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs administered by school meal sites.
At Project Bread, we know that food insecurity is not caused by scarcity of food, but by systemic barriers that result in unequal access to basic necessities. We need widespread policy solutions to break down barriers through the duration of this crisis and beyond.
From the onset of the Covid-19 crisis Project Bread advocated at the state and federal level for Massachusetts to receive a waiver to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), a crisis response nutrition program that helps feed children in low-income households.
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