Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Building Audacity, Central Assembly of God Food Pantry, Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network, Dismas House of Massachusetts, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Eastie Farm, El Buen Samaritano Food Program, Everett Community Growers, The Food Project, The Food Share Table, Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center, Groundwork Lawrence, Let's Move Hampden 5210, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, My Brother's Keeper, Regional Environmental Council, Salvation Army of Holyoke, Quincy Asian Resources, Quincy Community Action Programs, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, and Worcester Families Feeding Families.
Our new round of grants, Pathways to Change, has brought new partnerships to Project Bread. Newly awarded 2022-2023 Patheways to Change grantees are: Thrive Support and Advocacy, Empower Children for Success, Fitchburg Housing Authority, Mill City Grows, Rhonda M. Fazio, and Templo dos Milagres Church.
We were also joined at the reception by the co-founders of Equitable Spaces, Diane Sullivan and Jimmieka Mills, who are supporting Project Bread’s strategic plan development as we engage more people with lived experience. Equitable Spaces was recently invited to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health as an advocate for people with lived experience with hunger.
Attendees received posters highlighting the work their organizations have spearheaded, as well as certificates honoring their accomplishments. At the event the organizations helped us plan our community of practice work to be launched in November 2022, answering these three big questions:
How does your organization work with parents and youth?
What topics would you like to discuss in our community of practice?
What is your organization doing to learn from people with lived experience in hunger?
We are excited about what the future holds for the Community Partnerships Program. We want to create opportunities to connect, listen, share, and elevate organizational and individual voices. This opportunity will empower participants to explore innovative solutions, and to be part of our advocacy, policy, programing and educational work. Learn more about our current Community Partners and the work happening in different towns across Massachusetts below.