A Living Wage

We support increasing the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 by 2021.

At Project Bread, we believe good food is a basic right for all. We are proud of our work increasing household dollars spent on healthy food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). We provide support through our FoodSource Hotline and fund community food programs through our annual Walk for Hunger. Despite these efforts, however, approximately 675,000 Massachusetts residents continue to struggle with hunger.

While programs such as SNAP offer necessary assistance, there is no substitute for a living wage.

Click here to read Rayna's story. As a mother of 3 in Acton, Rayna and others like her would benefit from an increased minimum wage.

We will continue to proudly help families like Rayna's, but hardworking mothers like her should not have the additional stress of food insecurity. By raising the minimum wage, we can better help families like hers support themselves by attacking the root cause of hunger – poverty. That's why Project Bread has submitted written testimony in support of two bills in the Massachusetts Legislature: House Bill 2365 and Senate Bill 1004. These bills would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2021.

Read more about the benefits of raising the minimum wage and sign up to join the Project Bread Action Team.