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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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