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Holiday Spoons Project

A Learning & Holiday Giving Project for your Classroom

With Project Bread's Holiday Spoons Project, you can engage your students about hunger right here in Massachusetts and empower them to make a difference. Participating classrooms also have a chance to be entered to win 100 IMAX tickets to Jordan's Furniture IMAX Theatre for their school.

Voting for the 2018 Holiday Spoons photo contest is now OPEN! Vote for your favorite spoons now through Monday, January 7 at 7:00pm.

The winning class will receive 100 tickets to the Sunbrella IMAX Theater at Jordan's Furniture in Natick or Reading.


It's that time of year again—time for our Holiday Spoons Project! There were so many great spoons created for our 2017 Holiday Spoons Contest, and we are looking forward to seeing what this year will bring.

When you see a spoon, you probably think of eating soup, cereal, or frozen yogurt. Of course, all of those foods are great, but it is also important to recognize that many people do not have enough to eat.

We can do something to help, and teach our students that they can, too. By engaging students in the Holiday Spoons curriculum, we can teach children about hunger and how they have the power to make a difference in their communities.

Here's how you can get involved in the Holiday Spoons Project:

Register

Register your class for the Holiday Spoons Project with this form. Email your completed form to alexa_drolette@projectbread.org.

Teach

Lead your students in a lesson about hunger, building an understanding of what is behind the Holiday Spoons Project.

Create

Check out fun Decorative Tips and help your students transform ordinary wooden spoons into works of art.

Take Action

By using our Holiday Spoons Fundraising Tips, help your students serve their communities by selling their spoons and collecting donations that will go directly toward fighting hunger in Massachusetts.

WIN!

Classes who submitted photos of their Spoons are entered into our online photo contest for a chance to win 100 tickets to the Sunbrella IMAX Theater at Jordan's Furniture in Natick or Reading.

Let Project Bread Come to You

Project Bread staff would love to visit your school to thank the community for your participation. We are available to come to school-wide assemblies or to individual classrooms to discuss the impact of students' hard work and dedication. In addition to giving thanks, Project Bread staff will highlight the anti-hunger programs benefiting from this fundraiser. 

 

Holiday Spoons Project Contact:

Alexa Drolette
alexa_drolette@projectbread.org
617-239-2553

Project Bread
ATTN: Alexa Drolette
145 Border St.
East Boston, MA 02128

Thanks to a generous donation for our returning sponsor, Jordan's Furniture, all charitable contributions to Project Bread through the Holiday Spoons Project will be doubled this year, up to $10,000!



Supporting Teachers
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Project Bread is committed to ensuring all students across the state have access to both school breakfast and school lunch. Until hunger ends, hardworking teachers are going above and beyond to meet their students needs.

To support their incredible efforts, Project Bread and Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts has awarded $16,500 in grants to bolster the work of eleven Teacher Champions fighting hunger in their school. These teachers have launched weekend backpack programs, opened school-based food pantries, are implementing more accessible and appealing school breakfast, and building community gardens. 

Teacher Champion Award Recipients

  • Jennifer Reese, Amherst-Pelham School District, District Elementary Science Coordinator
  • Patricia Taylor, Amherst-Pelham Regional District, Amherst High School, Special Ed Teacher
  • Priyadarshini Kumar, Boston Public Schools, ELA/Humanities Special Ed Teacher
  • Sonya Brown, Boston Public Schools, Boston Arts Academy, Humanities Teacher
  • Jennifer Amendola, Boston Public Schools, Edison K-8, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Harry Brandt, Chicopee Public Schools, Patrick Bowe Elementary, 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Timothy Powers, Fall River Public Schools,Silvia Elementary School, Health/Phys Ed Teacher
  • Sarah Cordero, Lawrence Public Schools, International High School, ESL Teacher
  • Dawne DiNicola, Pittsfield Public Schools, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Kelly Cronin, Salem Public Schools, Witchcraft Heights Elementary, Special Ed Teacher
  • Susan Dodd, Webster Public Schools, Bartlett High School, Special Ed and Lifeskills Teacher
Improving School Breakfast
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For students who start their day hungry, school breakfast can be the difference between sitting unfocused at their desk and a productive day of learning!

That’s why school breakfast is so important, and why Project Bread, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts this school year has awarded $25,000 in grants to help high-need school serve healthier food for breakfast and offer Breakfast After the Bell so every student has the opportunity to eat breakfast.

  • Amerst, Pelham, Leverett, Shutesbury, Amherst-Pelham School District, Healthy School Breakfast 
  • Chicopee, Chicopee Public Schools, Support to serve "Breakfast After the Bell"
  • Lowell, Robinson Middle School, Support to serve "Breakfast After the Bell"
    • Roxbury, Bridge Boston Charter School, Healthy School Breakfast 
    • Salem, Salem Public Schools, Healthy School Breakfast
    • Webster, Webster Middle School, Healthy School Breakfast
      • Webster, Park Ave Elementary School, Support to serve "Breakfast After the Bell"
      Our Partners
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      We are proud to partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts to support and further the efforts of teachers and schools across the Commonwealth to address hunger in the classroom and ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. 

      Thank you to our Partners

       
      "Addressing food insecurity in our schools is an important part of helping people live healthier lives—something we are deeply committed to at Blue Cross, We are proud to team up with Project Bread and AFT-Massachusetts to recognize all the incredible work teachers are already doing and help them further set their students up for success inside and out of the classroom."
      - Jeff Bellows, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

      "It’s no secret that teachers often take on roles that extend beyond classroom instruction, including addressing their students’ hunger needs. We are happy to be a part of this team coming together to recognize our teachers’ extraordinary efforts and support them by working to make sure students’ basic needs are met and that they are ready to learn every day.”
      - Beth Kontos, President of American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts
      Jeff Bellows, BCBSMA

      American Teachers Federation Massachusetts

      American Teacher Federation of Massachusetts American Teacher Federation Massachusetts

      Get Inspired

      With Project Bread's Holiday Spoons Project, you can engage your students about hunger right here in Massachusetts and empower them to make a difference. Participating classrooms also have a chance to be entered to win 100 IMAX tickets to Jordan's Furniture IMAX Theatre for their school. Here is how dedicated individuals across the state are raising money to help end hunger.