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When Maria Hall, school nutrition director of Walpole Public Schools, started just under a year ago she knew that there were immediate changes to be made. One of those changes included launching a school breakfast program district wide. Hall…
As soon as Leddy Elementary School Principal Becky Couet learned that her school had the option to serve breakfast, free of charge in the classroom, she jumped at the opportunity. Though this would mean a slight change to the school day, Couet knew…

Fresh Focus Newsletter

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Fresh Focus Newsletter

This bi-monthly newsletter gives you our fresh take on various child nutrition issues, our newest resources, special event updates, beneficial grant information, and news on upcoming CNOP projects!

Please check out the October 2019 Fresh Focus!

Press Highlights

From Boston Globe 
With school out, summer food program caters to meals for children, teens

In July 2019, Project Bread held the Boston Summer Eats kickoff in Jamaica Plain with the Mayor's Office of Food Access and the Greater Boston YMCA. Boston has more than 100 meal sites throughout the city, offering kids and teens free meals and enrichment programming throughout the summer. 

From Gloucester Times 
Free Summer Eats food breaks down barriers for kids

There are many sponsors providing meals to kids and teens on the North Shore during the summer months. Two of these sponsors, The Open Door in Gloucester and Salem Public Schools, sponsor meal sites at more than 20 sites throughout the area. 

From the Boston Globe
Q&A with Project Bread President Erin McAleer, on feeding kids through the summer

For the children and families that rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, summer can mean not knowing where your next meal is coming from. The Boston Globe interviewed Project Bread President Erin McAleer about the work Project Bread's Child Nutrition Outreach Team is doing to ensure all kids and teens can access Summer Eats. 

From Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Summer Eats aims to ‘bring the food to where the kids are’

In July 2019, Congressman Jim McGovern joined Project Bread and DESE for the 6th Annual Summer Food Rocks Tour. Congressman McGovern and other elected officials visited sites in Leominster, Northampton, and Worcester. 

From Springfield Republican 
US Rep. Jim McGovern promotes free meals program on ‘Summer Food Rocks Tour’ stop in Northampton

In July 2019, Congressman Jim McGovern joined Project Bread and DESE for the 6th Annual Summer Food Rocks Tour. Congressman McGovern and other elected officials visited sites in Leominster, Northampton, and Worcester. 

From Eagle Tribune
State officials tout virtues of eating a solid breakfast

All students in Lawrence have access to free school breakfast each morning. In June 2019, State Sen. Barry Finegold, State Rep. Marcos Devers, and Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley visited Frost Elementary School to see the school breakfast program in action. 

From Malden Wicked Local
Malden Public School District offering free breakfast to all students

In March 2019, Malden Public Schools began serving free school breakfast to all students. Students can access school breakfast in a variety of ways, including a Grab & Go station that students can grab from on their way to class, a cart brought to the classroom, or in the cafeteria. 

From Amherst Bulletin
Around Amherst: Bowls being made for Empty Bowls Dinner

This roundup of Amherst news highlighted the below school breakfast celebration in Amherst with State Rep. Mindy Domb and members of the Amherst Town Council and School Committee. 

From Channel 22 News/WWLP.Com
State and local leaders bring breakfast to the classroom for Amherst students

Students at Fort River Elementary School in Amherst received breakfast in the classroom during National School Breakfast Week. In addition, Project Bread Chefs in Schools provided samples of tasty and healthy breakfast options, like green smoothies, to students. State Rep. Mindy Domb joined the celebration, along with members of the Amherst Town Council and School Committee. 


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