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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.

October 3, 2017

(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.

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

July 21, 2017

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.


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Filed under: News and Events, Children and Schools, For the Media

June 7, 2017

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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Filed under: Informing Public Policy, News and Events, For the Media

May 8, 2017

(Boston, MA – May 8, 2017)— Project Bread, a pioneer of innovative programs and initiatives designed to eradicate hunger, yesterday held its 49th annual Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the nation and largest one-day fundraiser to ease local hunger. Since 1969, the Walk for Hunger has received support from an estimated 1.2 million participants and has raised over $100 million in funding for grants statewide for emergency food programs, schools, summer food programs, community health centers, farmer’s markets, community suppers and urban agriculture programs.

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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

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

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