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

April 26, 2018

The Farm Bill is the primary legislation that shapes and funds the majority of the food and agricultural programs in the United States including large parts of our nutrition assistance programs. Project Bread closely monitors the Farm Bill because it is also the bill that determines the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which currently helps over 40 million low-income Americans, including over 750,000 in Massachusetts, afford an adequate diet.

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, News and Events

April 25, 2018

Project Bread's 50th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run is Sunday, May 6, 2018. Thousands of residents from around the state will participate in the country's oldest 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 6 with this guide to road closures as well as recommended parking and T stops for participants.  

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

April 9, 2018

1 in 10 Massachusetts residents is hungry. You may not see hunger in your own neighborhood, but it is there. It is everywhere.

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Filed under: News and Events, The Walk for Hunger

February 21, 2018

Introducing the first-ever edition of The Hunger Advocate, our new bi-weekly round-up of news articles about issues that affect hunger in Massachusetts and beyond.

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get Involved, Heart & Sole Circle, News and Events, The Walk for Hunger

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, Children and Schools

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, Children and Schools

December 22, 2017

This week, Congress voted on a tax plan that could increase hunger in Massachusetts and throughout our nation — they have proposed paying for the approximately $1.5 trillion increase to the deficit by putting programs like SNAP on the chopping block.

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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, News and Events

November 28, 2017

Hunger is preventable. And the Project Bread community is committed to ending hunger in Massachusetts. While we are proud of our work, we have much more to do. Today, please support Project Bread this #GivingTuesday.

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Filed under: News and Events, Ways to Give

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

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