Project Bread

From community-based meal programs, to early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, to improved access to farm-to-table and local food resources—and much more—Project Bread’s goal is to promote and support successful programs in our communities, start new initiatives where they are needed, and connect people with the right solutions for their needs.

Contact: Maria  E. Infante, Director of Community Outreach: maria_infante@projectbread.org

Website: Project Bread

Project Bread Hotline: 1-800-645-8333

Organizational Focus

  • Community Health, Social Equity & Justice: Project Bread works with agencies and organizations by providing outreach and funding assistance that support nutrition education, community services, and food access programs.
  • Food Access, Food Assistance & Emergency Food: Referral and advocacy services for individuals and families seeking assistance with food benefits, summer meals, and school lunch programs through the Project Bread hotline. Project Bread also partners with hospitals, health centers, university public health programs, school food service directors, and food pantries across the state to share resources that strengthen community food access.
  • Culturally Appropriate Food

Projects and Initiatives

Project Bread organizes the annual Walk for Hunger event, which raises money for emergency food programs across the state of Massachusetts. Staff work directly with schools and food service directors to develop healthy options for free and reduced meals programs, including breakfast for students. Project Bread provides funding and technical assistance for pilot projects that deal with food access issues, and acts as a resource to share program ideas between communities.

Additionally, individuals and families can access referral and advocacy resources through the organization hotline (1-800-645-8333).

Partnerships

  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Lowell Parks and Recreation
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Networks

  • Local Farmers
  • Neighborhood Organizations
  • Religious Groups and Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • State Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

Geographic Scale

Massachusetts

 

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