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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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