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Only further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report association between experiences of discrimination with food insecurity among East Boston Latinx community. Alongside these thallenges, findings illuminate strong social bonds families may draw support from in times of crisis.
On Sunday, May 3, 2020 Project Bread hosted the nonprofit’s 52nd annual Walk for Hunger, the first virtual one, to raise funds to support the leading statewide anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts’ COVID-19 hunger relief efforts and community partners. More than 1,600 virtual participants hit the pavement in their neighborhoods and rallied supporters online to raise $895,000 for the cause. Fundraising for the event will continue through June 30.
We all must do our part to stop the spread of this virus. We will have to make sacrifices. This includes our difficult decision to cancel our gathering on Boston Common for The Walk for Hunger, on May 3. The physical event will not be rescheduled.
Jennifer Amendola (Edison K8 School), Sonya Brown (Boston Arts Academy), Priyadarshini Kumar (Clarence R. Edwards Middle School) honored by Project Bread, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for commitment to ending student hunger.
Project Bread joins Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, The Greater Boston Food Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, and Worcester Country Food Bank to call upon the Governor to begin preparing a state "disaster plan" to respond to the anticipated spike in demand for emergency food should the government shutdown continue past February.
BOSTON, MA — February 6, 2018 — Project Bread, a leading statewide anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts, today announced its partnership with Beasley Media Group Boston, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. According to the two groups, the charitable partnership will be instrumental in driving the success of Project Bread’s 50th Celebration, which begins with the 50th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run, Massachusetts’ largest and longest-running day of awareness and action against hunger, on Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Boston Common.
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(Boston, MA—October 3, 2017) —Project Bread, a pioneer of innovative programs and initiatives designed to eradicate hunger in Massachusetts, today announced the appointment of Erin McAleer as its next president. According to the national search firm managed by the Project Bread Board of Directors, talented individuals from across the country applied for the leadership role.
Worcester, MA – July 21, 2017 – Congressman Jim McGovern led his 4th Annual Summer Food Rocks Tour throughout the 2nd Congressional District this past Friday to raise awareness about the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. In Massachusetts, the program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) with support from the Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) at Project Bread.
East Longmeadow, MA – June 7, 2017 – Project Bread, the leading statewide anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts, was joined by State Representative Angelo Puppolo, Jr., State Representative Brian Ashe, and Town Manager Denise Menard at Mapleshade Elementary School on Wednesday. Members of the school committee were also on hand to observe the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program in Mrs. Plahna’s third grade class and to celebrate a successful inaugural year of offering breakfast as part of the instructional day.
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