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

June 20, 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

June 20, 2018

One of the largest barriers that prevents kids from getting Summer Eats, is that they simply don't know about it! Here are some ideas on how to make your program successful—and how the entire community can get involved. 

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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools

June 15, 2018

Summer Eats provides free meals to kids and teens in Massachusetts over summer vacation. It is a vital resource for the more than 400,000 kids who rely on school meals for their breakfast and lunch. Here are the top 3 ways that you can provide Summer Eats to kids in your community.

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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools

April 18, 2018

How many meals has Project Bread's Walk for Hunger & 5K Run supported for hungry people in Massachusetts over the past 50 years? The answer may surprise you!

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Filed under: News and Events, The Walk for Hunger

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

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

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: News and Events

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

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