Since 1969, Project Bread has taken a fresh approach to ending hunger in Massachusetts. We are committed to providing people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to healthy food in their own community.
We show the real face of hunger—and interrupt the cycle of hunger in our communities
Many people simply aren’t aware of the depth of the hunger crisis in our state—and we want to open their eyes to that reality. By elevating the voices of those who have faced hunger and learning about their experiences, we can eliminate the stigma attached to poverty, and connect people with the resources and programs they need.
We know it takes more than one solution to solve the problem of hunger
One antihunger solution does not fit all—and most people require more than one solution to meet their food needs. Some of the methods we use to address hunger today are falling short, and many old models simply don’t function in today’s world. That’s why we’re working to create better ones!
From community-based meal programs, to early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, to improved access to farm-to-table and local food resources—and much more—our goal is to promote and support successful programs in our communities, start new initiatives where they are needed, and connect people with the right solutions for their needs.
Ultimately, we want make every resource in our state go further, and do more to help.
We use research and evidence to choose and improve solutions
We “prove” our holistic approach to alleviating hunger through extensive research and analysis, conducted in collaboration with top academic and science institutions. Our commitment to critical thinking and objective evaluation gives us a greater capacity to be advocates for the hungry, and to develop smarter, more effective solutions to their needs.
We believe we can end hunger—together!
Ending hunger in Massachusetts is a goal within reach, and lies at the heart of everything we do at Project Bread. We are fortunate to be striving for this goal alongside a passionate group of supporters: people across our state who commit their time and resources to meet the needs of their neighbors and their communities.
From the thousands who join us in The Walk for Hunger each year, to the people who offer fresh-picked produce in affordable, accessible farmers' markets, to the chefs helping schools rethink the way they feed our kids, to the doctors and nurses ensuring that our babies start their lives with full potential, we do more together than any one of us can do alone.
Join us as we change lives around us, every single day.
• Become a supporter of Project Bread
• Volunteer your time in a Project Bread project
• Learn more about participating in The Walk for Hunger