Mission: Project bread is committed to preventing and ending hunger in massachusetts
Programs: Hunger reflief grants:funding to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, food rescue, community garden and urban agriculture programs and other innovative solutions.
programs to ensure access to nutritious, affordable food for all including: toll free foodsource hotline to connect callers with a wide array of community food resources and provide snap application assistance; community engagement and targeted outreach to increase participation in school breakfast and summer meal programs; culinary training for school food service staff to improve meal quality and nutrition; food education for children and adults in head start and community settings; cooking demos; nutrition research; promotion of the healthy incentive program to increase the consumption of nutritious fruits and vegetables; community health center partnerships screening for hunger and providing snap application assistance, subsidized csa initiatives and emergency food vouchers. Public policy activities; participation in the new england anti-hunger network and other state coalitions and distribution of information to increase participation in state and federal nutrition programs.
community outreach: create and disseminate numerous publications to increase public awareness and educate the community about hunger and related nutrition issues.
Thank you for taking the time to review Project Bread, but we’d like to clarify a key point. The Walk for Hunger was born out of the idea that working together, we could create change. For our 50th Walk being celebrated this year, we are indeed asking everyone connected to Project Bread to join the movement by helping recruit, engage, and empower the next generation. However, participation is NOT required. The only new "requirement" we are asking of our partners is to help us spread the word, in whatever capacity you can – hanging a sign, sharing a post on social media, telling your friends and family about it – and then letting us know how you helped get the word out. In addition, we are asking that our partners join the movement to end hunger by participating - either walking or volunteering and raising awareness. With the support of funded agencies we can send a strong message that hunger is a serious public health problem and together we can solve it. I hope this clarifies our message. Thank you!
This organization does good work for Greater Boston - however, they engage in the questionable practice of requiring any non-profits who apply for funding to participate in their Walk for Hunger fundraising event - not a trivial investment of time and resources for many organizations struggling to survive with bare bones staff.