November/December 2017 Fresh Focus

Fitchburg Public Schools and Community Partners Team Up to Fight Summer Hunger Gap

The Child Nutrition Outreach Program and Fitchburg Public Schools convened a community meeting in early November to discuss how to feed more children during the summer months. State Representative Stephan Hay, Sue Christensen, the Community Development Administrator with the City of Fitchburg, and other community partners attended to show their support for the summer meals program. While the Fitchburg School Department has expanded the number of sites they operate and made great progress growing participation in the number of youth participating in summer meals, of the 4,778 students eating free school lunch each day during the year, still only 705 eat a meal at a summer meal site each day. Read more about the meeting here.

Join Us at the 2018 Massachusetts Summer Meals Kickoff!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Massachusetts Summer Meals Kickoff! Join us for a day of brainstorming, collaborating, and networking--and be the first to see the new statewide Summer Food Service Program brand unveiled! Find more information and RSVP here.

Check Out the New Meals4Kids Website!

Meals4Kids has a fresh, new look! Take a virtual stroll through the new website--with updated content and resources. We'll be adding news and resources regularly, so check back often! Have a question or can't find what you're looking for? Contact us!

Meet Project Bread's New President

Project Bread is excited to welcome Erin McAleer as our new president. Erin brings a wealth of passion and experience to Project Bread, and is already hard at work supporting our programs. Erin has hit the ground running--especially as we prepare to celebrate our 50th Walk for Hunger in May of 2018! Learn more about Erin!

Let's Make Hunger History

Registration for the 50th Annual Walk for Hunger is open. Join the movement and help to make hunger history. Find more information and register today!

Chefs in Schools Menu Byte: Butternut Squash Bisque

When the temperatures drop, a bowl of soup is just the thing needed to warm up. Try this student-approved butternut squash bisque for a delicious late-fall school lunch.