- Every dollar you raise helps get food to kids and families during this pandemic - and beyond.
Your Fundraising Makes A Difference
- You are giving people struggling to make ends meet a place to call and connect with financial resources to buy their own food and to locate no-cost food in their neighborhood.
- Read about your impact supporting Massachusetts during the pandemic in our 2020 Annual Report and our most recent, 2021 Annual Report.
Your fundraising for The Walk for Hunger prevents hunger by making it easier for everyone in Massachusetts to access and afford food with dignity, positively impacting hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in need!
You Are Feeding Kids in Need of Food
You are raising money to ensure children in Massachusetts have enough food all year long through school and summer meal programs, during the pandemic and beyond.
- Project Bread partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to help 140 summer meal sponsors navigate and utilize USDA waivers to feed more kids during the pandemic.
- In July 2020 vs 2019, 441 more summer meal sites were feeding kids. The results? Kids ate 65,593 more free summer meals that month.
- Anyone under 18 can visit one of these pick-up and drop-off spots at partner schools, churches, libraries, and health and human service organizations statewide and receive a meal at no charge.
You are helping to make sure we can continue to feed as many kids as possible during this crisis!
You Are Feeding Families, the Elderly, and Individuals in Need of Food
You are raising money to ensure anyone facing hunger or needing food assistance in Massachusetts can receive compassionate and comprehensive help locating food resources by calling Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline.
- Since the beginning of the pandemic, Project Bread counselors have responded to more than 56,500 calls from food insecure families and individuals from across the Commonwealth.
- Counselors can assist callers in more than 180 languages. In FY21, we assisted 4,562 callers in non-English languages.
- The Hotline serves as the resource recommended by the Department for Transitional Assistance and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for residents seeking help with food access in the wake of COVID-19.
- As a result of waivers that Project Bread advocated for, allowing all students to receive free school meals, participation in school meals has increased by 19.1% for school lunch and 12.4% for school breakfast since 2019.
You are helping make sure as many people as possible can continue to get assistance finding food resources during this crisis!
You Are Solving Hunger Through Advocacy
You are raising money to ensure advocacy for policies that provide sustainable, scalable solutions to permanently move the needle on ending hunger.
- Project Bread works with legislators and other elected officials as well as in partnership with government agencies.
- Project Bread, in partnership with the Department of Transitional Assistance, is working to increase access to and participation in federal nutrition programs, including SNAP and Pandemic EBT cards.
- Through your support, we launched The Feed Kids Campaign and are leading the coalition calling for universal school meals (free School Meals for All) to be made permanent in Massachusetts.
You are helping make sure new policies are put in place so that everyone in Massachusetts has enough to eat!
Thank you for making a difference!