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Press Releases

All press releases are available for immediate release. Please contact Emily Abbott at emily_abbott@projectbread.org for additional details.

April 12, 2017

(Boston, MA—April 12, 2017)— Project Bread, a pioneer of innovative programs and initiatives designed to eradicate hunger, today announced that its 2017 Walk for Hunger & 5K Run, will return to its historic 20-mile route on Sunday, May 7, 2017. An annual event in its 49th year, the Walk for Hunger raises money to fund more than 300 hunger relief programs across the state of Massachusetts.

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Filed under: News and Events, The Walk for Hunger, For the Media

January 30, 2017

(Boston, MA—January 27, 2017) —What sets apart Project Bread’s Chefs in Schools [CIS] program is the successful relationship that its Chef Educators have with cafeteria kitchens and the school’s student population. Mayor Linda M. Tyer, school district officials and representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a program sponsor, were on hand Thursday for an interactive cooking demonstration featuring chefs Sam Icklan and Guy Koppe, with an assist from Crosby Elementary School Principal Aaron Dean. 

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

October 24, 2016

Project Bread will honor Boston philanthropist Pam Trefler, founder and trustee of The Trefler Foundation, at its second annual Fall Harvest Fest in support of Chefs in Schools on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter. Guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind school meal experience presented by Project Bread’s Chef Educators; a five-course tasting menu inspired by Chefs in Schools meals being served around the state in cafeterias through the Chefs in Schools program

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

July 13, 2016

(BOSTON– July 13, 2016) Each day this summer more than 60,000 children will enjoy a free healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner at one or more of the 1000 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites operating across Massachusetts. The SFSP is a federally funded, state administered and locally operated nutrition program that provides meals at no cost to youth ages 18 and under when school is not in session.

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

June 30, 2016

Working in partnership with Project Bread and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP), Partners is awarding $35,000 to help support the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in communities throughout Massachusetts. 

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Filed under: Community Solutions, Children and Schools, For the Media

May 2, 2016

(Boston, MA—May 2, 2016) —Project Bread’s 48th annual Walk for Hunger, which brought together 35,000 to raise money to fund hunger-relief programs in the state, took place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

The Walk, the country’s oldest continuous pledge walk, is on track to raise $3 million, as donations continue to come in.  

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Filed under: News and Events, The Walk for Hunger, For the Media, Walkers & Teams

April 27, 2016

WHEN:    Sunday, May 1st, 6:30am-4:00pm

WHO:

  • Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston
  • Ellen Parker, Executive Director, Project Bread

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

March 22, 2016

(Boston, MA—March 21, 2016) —Project Bread’s 2016 Walk for Hunger & 5K Run, which raises money to fund hundreds of hunger relief programs in the state, will take place on May 1, 2016 with a new, scenic 10-mile route along the Charles River and travel through Boston and Cambridge. The Walk, the country’s oldest continuous pledge walk, has also added a 5K run that will kick off the event.

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Filed under: News and Events, The Walk for Hunger, For the Media, Walkers & Teams

March 9, 2016

WHEN:    Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 2:30-3:30pm

WHO:

  • Joanne Chang, Chef/Owner of Myers and Chang; Pastry Chef/Owner, Flour Bakery
  • Ellen Parker, Executive Director, Project Bread
  • Robert Leshin, Acting Executive Director for the Office for Nutrition, Health & Safety at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Pam Trefler, Founding and Managing Director of Union and Fifth
  • Deborah Ventricelli, Deputy Director, Food and Nutrition Services at Boston Public Schools
  • Guy Koppe, Project Bread Chef Educator

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

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