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:
Lead your students in a lesson about hunger, building an understanding of what is behind the Holiday Spoons Project.
Check out fun Decorative Tips and help your students transform ordinary wooden spoons into works of art.
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.
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.
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 Drolettealexa_drolette@projectbread.org617-239-2553
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!
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, has awarded $123,000 in grants— along with our expertise and support—to work with schools to improve their breakfast programs in a few key areas that can really move the needle on addressing hunger in the classroom.
We are creating healthier breakfast menu items, helping schools offer free breakfast for every student through Community Eligibility Provision II, and making breakfast part of the regular school day by implementing a Breakfast After the Bell model. A school breakfast model proven to dramatically increase participation by as much as 80%.
2019 School Breakfast Grant Recipients:
Across the state, teachers are going above and beyond to fight child hunger in their schools and address hunger in the classroom. In 2019, Project Bread, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have awarded eleven exceptional teachers with the Teacher Champion Award, each receiving a $500 stipend and a $1,000 grant to further their work to end hunger in their schools!
Who are our Teacher Champions? They are teachers going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure their students are getting the nutrition they need to be successful. They've launched weekend backpack programs, school garden programs, and school-based food pantry. They are tireless advocates for their student's needs and for school nutrition programs.
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.