Project Bread brings fresh, local food to Mass. schools

The anti-hunger organization will cover over 200 school districts, including Boston schools.

Sept. 11—Two Bay State groups dedicated to improving lives through food are teaming up to create a new nonprofit that aims to bring more fresh, local food to school cafeterias.

Project Bread, an anti-hunger organization, will bring Massachusetts Farm to School, a grass-roots organization that connects local farmers with school cafeterias, under its organizational umbrella.

“We, as well as Project Bread, are really excited about things where we can work together,” said Kelly Erwin, executive director of Mass. Farm to School. “It’s great to give it more oomph and more stability.”
Project Bread will help Mass. Farm to School with human resources and financial oversight, aspects of a nonprofit that had been missing because of Farm to School’s small size.