Fighting Hunger

Project Bread


617-723-5000 (Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333)


Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm


Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts.


Project Bread 145 Border St
East Boston, MA 02128
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Through The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, Project Bread provides millions of dollars each year more than 400 emergency food programs in 128 communities statewide. Over the last four years, the organization has invested over $2 million in grants to community organizations that feed children where they live, learn, and play.

Chefs in Schools Initiative Project Bread’s Chefs in Schools provides healthy, cost-effective meals to kids during the school day. The bill, "An Act Relative to School Nutrition," calls for meals to be evaluated for scaling up throughout the Commonwealth. The school meal program is a reliable and predictable system that provides free breakfast and lunch to the most vulnerable children in the Commonwealth. School meals are a primary source of nutrition for low-income children, providing up to 55 percent of their daily caloric intake, and the Chefs in Schools Program links good cooking with real food and serves up meals that kids like to eat. For the past four years, the program has operated in the Boston Public Schools, expanding from two to eight elementary, middle, and high schools. This year it is also expanding across the state!

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline is the only information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger. The Hotline respond to over 37,000 calls a year from people across the state struggling to feed their families. Counselors refer callers to food resources in their community and give them information about food stamps and other nutrition programs. The hotline can help families in 160 launguages - from Arabic to Vietnamese. Call: 1-800-645-8333 (deaf services; 1-800-377-1292)

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