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 gap in Massachusetts has become a chasm,’’ Parker said.
From Framingham to Franklin, staff and volunteers at area food pantries echoed the report’s findings, stating that growing numbers of people are seeking help even as some donations are shrinking because of a drop in state and federal aid.
Erin Lynch, director of development at Franklin Food Pantry, said for her clients, “food insecurity means going to bed not knowing if you’re going to have enough food to provide three meals the next day for your family.’’
You can find additional information about Project Bread on their website
The link to the full report referenced in the article can be found here
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