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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.

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

December 18, 2015

WHEN:     December 18, 12:00-1:00pm

WHAT: Senator Ben Downing (D-Pittsfield), Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) and Representative Paul W. Mark (D-Peru) will observe the first-in-the-nation state funded Chefs in School Program at the Williams Elementary School. State officials will tour alongside Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread, Superintendent Jason McCandless, and numerous Williams Elementary School stakeholders.

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

December 18, 2015

WHEN:     February 29, 12:00-1:00pm

WHO:

  • Representative Shauna O'Connell, Taunton
  • Mayor Tom Howe, Taunton
  • Ellen Parker, Executive Director, Project Bread

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

August 6, 2014

Project Bread has named Darcy A. Pfeifer as its new director of institutional advancement. In the role, Pfeifer assumes responsibility for fundraising and development as well as marketing and communications. She brings more than 15 years of experience at both nonprofits and for-profit companies, including the management of major corporate partnerships, spearheading national fundraising campaigns and coordinating strategic communications plans.

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

June 30, 2014

This summer, more than 50,000 children will enjoy a free, healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner at one of more than 600 sites across Massachusetts—all part of the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. 

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Filed under: News and Events, For the Media

June 26, 2014

Partners HealthCare is helping provide nutritious meals to more than 12,000 low-income children a day in the Greater Boston Area over the summer. Working in partnership with the Child Nutrition Outreach Program and Project Bread, Partners is awarding $35,000 to Summer Food Service Program locations in 9 communities including Boston, Brighton, Dorchester, Haverhill, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Waltham, and West Roxbury. 

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

April 15, 2014

Project Bread is awarding more than $100,000 to 20 farm and urban gardening programs in 16 communities across Massachusetts. These grants, awarded during the spring planting season, are designed to help these agricultural programs start the season strongly.  Each of the grantees helps provide sustainable, responsible solutions that help people get access to healthy, affordable food where they live.

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Filed under: Building Sustainable Food Systems, Healthy Food, News and Events, For the Media

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