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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.
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.
In this guest blog post by Sarah Cordero, one of Project Bread's Teacher Champions and an ESL teacher at the International High School in Lawrence, MA shares how her school is fighting hunger, with the help of Project Bread, during this pandemic. Last year Sarah was selected by Project Bread as a Teacher Champion for her work fighting hunger in her school district.
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.