Help for Hungry People
Although food pantries and soup kitchens provide critical relief, they were never intended to make up for constant food shortages in our neighbors' households.
Research shows that the key to preventing hunger is to use all the existing resources — including making better use of federal nutrition programs like School Meals, Summer Food Service Programs, and SNAP/food stamps.
By increasing access to nutritious food for thousands of struggling families, hunger prevention can decrease the demand for emergency food in Massachusetts. And most importantly, hunger prevention will improve nutrition and ensure a healthier future for our most vulnerable children and families.
For more information on how these hunger prevention strategies work, check out Massachusetts' annual report card on hunger.