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Project Bread

Today, only 50% of MA kids who need school breakfast are getting it. 50% is a failing grade. Tell your legislators to pass "An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell." Breakfast is needed daily for 150,000 kids in 700 schools. 👉
The @NBPublicSchools are again approved for free lunch provision. All year, the award winning Food Service team & our data analysts work behind the scenes matching ISP percentages to reach CEP threshold, the technicalities that mean school meals for free to over 13,000 students
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However, the chilling effect by the proposal of this rule has already made far too many families afraid. We will continue to stand with our immigrant neighbors so they don't ever have to make the heartbreaking choice between keeping family together and receiving food assistance.
Today, 3 federal judges blocked the #PublicCharge rule set to into effect on October 15th. Their rulings will allow eligible immigrants and their families to continue accessing the services they need to survive and thrive in this country, like SNAP.…
TY Sarah Cordero for being a #TeacherChampion in MA fighting child hunger. Watch video here:……
Did you know MA ranks 33rd in the US for school breakfast participation? We are urging legislators to pass "An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell" to ensure that 150k kids in 700 schools can count on a daily healthy breakfast. #BreakfastAfterTheBell
NEW #SchoolBreakfast Funding Opportunities! We have 3 new grant opportunities to help schools & districts in #Massachusetts launch or expand Breakfast After the Bell models or improve the quality of #breakfast items served. Learn more & Apply:
Exec. Chef Jamil has created 5 new healthy breakfast dishes currently being sampled by students in Amherst-Pelham's school district. The tastiest get added to the districtwide menu. Read why our chef is excited to give kids a healthy start to the day!
Student hunger is real. You can do 2 things today to help students afford healthy food: 1)Visit to see if your campus has a program to help food insecure students 2)Call @projectbread FoodSource Hotline to find local #foodpantries 800-645-8333
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Project Bread’s Chefs in Schools program helps improve the quality of school lunch by making recipes very similar to these! Find healthy recipes that are loved by school children at #foodispublichealth
“66% of Greenfield High School are eligible for free or reduced lunch.” Breakfast in schools and Second Chance Breakfast are programs that positiviely change the game! #FoodIsPublicHealth @Super_GPS Jordana Harper, Superintendent
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.@Super_GPS is sharing about he importance of school breakfast not just to health and academic outcomes, but about student mental health. #foodispublichealth Greenfield Public Schools were an early adopter of breakfast after the bell!
Liz Wills-O’Gilvie “People of Color have been marginalized for so long that when we see something we don’t believe it is for us. We must do better for outreach and getting the word out to all our communities.” #FoodIsPublicHealth
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Thank you @spfldfoodpolicy for championing the community eligibility provision and breakfast after the bell at the #foodispublichealth hearing.
Chef Educator, Ryan Eckles took part in Salem's recent Food for Thought festival with local NPOs, city + school officials to talk #nutrition and ending #foodinsecurity. Chef Ryan is working w/school staff this year to expand healthy meal options.
Thank you @Jo_Comerford and @GfldCommCollege for hosting a #foodispublichealth oversight hearing. We’re grateful so many legislators are taking a Friday afternoon to be part of the conversation around expanding access to healthy food in Massachusetts!
Food insecurity for low-income @justroots_andy #CSA members dropped from 54% to 17%. 60% of members report improvement in general well-being 56% of members feel a real connection to at least one new person #foodispublichealth
This farm used to grow commodity corn for cattle and the soil was depleted. Now it’s a hub for environmental sustainability, food access, and public health. #foodispublichealth
Today we’re out at Just_RootsCG to learn about how we can help make local agriculture accessible for low-income families. We’re proud to say Just Roots receives funds from the Walk for Hunger! #foodispublichealth #foodjustice
If you get hungry at work and there's nothing you can do about it, what happens? Glaze over in a meeting? Feel irritated? Imagine being a #hungrychild in a classroom. Any $$ you can spare this month helps hungry kids in our state's highest-needs schools.
Natasha Smith, head of our Nutrition Program is in DC for the Food & Action Research Center’s Hunger Leader Conference w/ anti-hunger colleagues @MassLawReform + @ChildrensHW and @RepMcGovern a leading voice promoting food security for all. #foodjustice #makehungerhistory
Happy #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! A reminder why your vote matters to end hunger and disrupting the cycle of food insecurity.… Make sure to register and vote in municipal elections this fall!
For #hungeractionmonth, how about donating the equivalent $ of 1 nice 🍲 at your favorite restaurant?! Support healthy breakfast + lunch in our state’s highest-needs public schools.
Public comment closes Monday for a proposed federal rule change that will cut SNAP from est. 3.1 million Americans (90,000 in MA). Children lose free school meals + it will be harder for families to put healthy food on the table. Submit your comment NOW👎
I just uploaded “Invisible Problem” to #Vimeo:
#TeacherChampion Sonya Brown helps students @bostonartsacad understand that access to nutritious food is a #socialjustice issue. She is also their advocate by making sure students are energized for the extended-day with healthy food. @BCBSMA @AFTMass
Her colleagues describe her as a tireless anti-hunger advocate. In fact, much of her work to address hunger takes place outside school hours. Meet #TeacherChampion Kelly Cronin of @SalemK12, fighting hunger through family cooking classes… @BCBSMA @AFTMass
College student #foodinsecurity can have serious physical + mental consequences, including higher-levels of failure. The number of #campusfoodpantries has grown exponentially in the past decade. @BostonGlobe
#TeacherChampion Jennifer Reese says that promoting systemic changes has become a powerful motivator in developing her district's elementary school gardening program. @BCBSMA @AFTMass #FoodJustice
#Backtoschool is here! Do you or someone you know need help feeding their kids? You may be eligible for free/reduced price #schoolmeals – 47% of #MA students are! We're here to help – to see if your family is eligible, call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333
"What’s one thing you’d like people to know about #hunger in Massachusetts schools?" An interview with Chef Jamil Asaad for an inside look at how Project Bread and Amherst-Pelham school district are working to serve healthier #schoolbreakfast:…
Students and families in @Chicopee_MA find that fresh produce is often hard to come by. To promote #healthyeating, #TeacherChampion Mr. Brandt started a gardening club where kids can take home what they grow - it's a huge hit!🥕 Meet…9T
You can make a difference for hungry kids in Massachusetts by giving them access to healthy meals at school every day! Every dollar makes a difference:
#TeacherChampion Kelly Cronin gets kids excited about healthy eating. Her students learn more than nutrition and science. They gain important life + teamwork skills in the field, kitchen, and at the farmers market. @BCBSMA @AFTMass #MakeHungerHistory
#Teachers: School is back! Are your students acting out? They may be hungry. Research shows that kids who eat #breakfast have better classroom behavior. Bring breakfast to your school – tag some teacher friends below + spread the word! Resources:
Have you ever checked out the East Boston Farmer’s Market? It’s every Thursday 3-6:30 until Oct. 16. Find Chef Vanessa at our table! She always has a great recipe to show you how to make with fresh food right from the market! @BOSfoodaccess
Kids are headed #BackToSchool this week nourished and ready to learn thanks to #SummerEats which covers the school meal gap in #Massachusetts. To check out the program before the bell, @AyannaPressley joined Project Bread to see Summer Eats in action.
Do you remember visiting the school nurse growing up? Sadly, its a common occurence for many low-income students in the morning, because of hunger-related headaches and stomach-aches. Help us keep kids in the classroom w/ #schoolbreakfast – learn more:
Happy #FirstDayofSchool from Project Bread! Children who are fed = children who are ready and able to learn. Can you help us ensure every student in MA starts the day with a healthy #breakfast? Click here:
#Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – especially for kids in school. DYK we work w/ schools across MA to make #schoolbreakfast part of the morning for more kids? Let's ensure all students come to class ready to learn - more info:
Only 50% of kids in MA who could benefit from #schoolbreakfast are eating it today. We work w/ schools to help them feed more students through programs like “Breakfast after the Bell." When kids can grab a healthy bfast, they're better able to learn.…
Last week, Project Bread, @BCBSMA, + @AFTMass honored our #TeacherChampion winners for their work fighting classroom #hunger. From buying a smoothie machine to weekend meals for homeless kids, these teachers are truly special! Help us feed more kids:
Last night @projectbread honored some amazing Teacher Champions for all their outstanding work in the fight against child hunger! @AFTMass @BostonSchools #BTUproud
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As September approaches, we wanted to give thanks to our partners who help us connect more kids to free summer meals - we served over 2 million #SummerEats meals this year! @MASchoolsK12 @nokidhungry, @PartnersNews, @NewEnglandDairy, @VertexPharma, @brooklinebank, @BainCapital
We loved seeing the happy faces on children at the @KennedyFSC as they celebrated #SummerEats w/ @RepPressley last week! Congresswomen Pressley joined to raise awareness of summer hunger + meet with the families involved in her district 👨‍👧‍👦🍎 Learn…xvIoy
Teacher Champion Award Reception - an evening honoring exceptional teachers fighting child hunger in MA. ⁦@AFTMass@projectbread⁩ ⁦@BCBSM⁩ are proud to honor teachers in MA as part of a statewide initiative to address food insecurity. ⁦@beth_kontos
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Great night celebrating #TeacherChampions and fighting hunger in the classroom! Thank you to ALL teacher champions out there! Cheers to @BCBSMA @AFTMass @projectbread for supporting the work.
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A BIG thank you to everyone that came to #LunchontheLawn! We had an amazing summer and can’t wait to do it again next year!😁🍎#BostonSummerEatsaHb8
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This summer, we helped kids in MA access more than 57,000 free summer meals EVERY DAY! TY to our great partners who make our work possible - like @NewEnglandDairy who helped us promote Summer Eats in #Boston, #Worcester, and more!
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