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

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

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

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

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

March 24, 2015

A new study co-funded by Project Bread shows that schools collaborating with a professionally trained chef to improve the nutrition and taste of school lunches significantly increased students’ fruit and vegetable consumption.

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Filed under: Healthy Food, News and Events, Community Solutions, Children and Schools, General, For the Media, Reports and Studies

March 9, 2015

Children who eat school breakfast show an increase in cognitive function, improvement in test scores, and better behavior, yet only 17% of all students across Massachusetts eat school breakfast.

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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools

September 29, 2014

Chef Vanessa's kale pesto is nut free, cost effective, and delicious! 

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Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, Healthy Food, News and Events, Children and Schools

September 3, 2014

Here are five things you might not know about the real face of school food in the Commonwealth and the critical role school food service professionals play.

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Filed under: Healthy Food, News and Events, Children and Schools

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