Category: project bread

“They work hard, but can’t protect their families from hunger”

How come the Franklin Food Pantry is busy? “The poverty rate in Massachusetts is the highest it’s been since 1960. The inflation-adjusted wages of the lowest-paid workers haven’t budged in decades. Income inequality in the state has become greater than in the nation as a whole.” – The Boston Globe, November 2014 screen grab of… Read more »

“Food is just the most salient evidence of need”

Project Bread released their report on “Our 2013 Status of Hunger in Massachusetts”. The report outlines the hunger issue as affecting a diverse set of the population. With the economy still struggling to return to full employment, this situation will not go away soon. “The structure of the economy has fundamentally changed and the income… Read more »