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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.
When given the chance, students have a lot to say about their school lunch, and we can learn a lot by listening. Project Bread's Chef Sam interviewed students during their lunch period to learn more about how we can continue to make lasting changes to improve the quality of their school meals.
Tens of thousands of kids in Massachusetts live in food insecure households. For students who start their day hungry, school breakfast can be the difference between sitting unfocused at their desk and a productive day of learning. That’s why school breakfast is so important, and why Project Bread has awarded $123,000 in grants— along with our expertise and support—to help schools implement “Breakfast After the Bell”. A school breakfast model proven to dramatically increase participation by as much as 80%.
Anna Marchefka has been a teacher at Greenfield Middle School for six years. When she first started at the school, there was no school breakfast program, and she was spending a lot of her own money to make sure her students wouldn't be hungry. But three years ago the school implemented a breakfast in the classroom program, and now everything is different.
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