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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.

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

January 29, 2015

Project Bread has received a $3000 grant from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) to support the Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network (NERAHN).

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Filed under: News and Events

December 22, 2014

Mona Teasley, a freshman at Walpole High School has won top prize in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program School Breakfast Poster Contest. 

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Filed under: Get Involved, News and Events, Children and Schools

December 10, 2014

Project Bread’s 2014 Status Report on Hunger finds working families are the new face of hunger.  Despite an economic recovery, more than 375,000 Massachusetts households still face food insecurity.

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Filed under: News and Events, Reports and Studies

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

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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