Released September 2022 by Project Bread & Children's HealthWatch
Project Bread is one of the Commonwealth’s oldest and most successful anti-hunger advocacy and food assistance service providers. To mark its 50th year of service, Children’s HealthWatch, in partnership with Project Bread, developed a set of two briefs that examine the history of food insecurity and hunger since the 1960’s.
This second brief describes how shifts in federal investments from the public food assistance system to the private food assistance system were used to justify cuts to Federal Nutrition Programs that adversely impacted rates of food insecurity. Both briefs provide information to re-ignite and energize conversations toward identifying solutions to address food insecurity so that all children and adults in the Commonwealth have enough food to thrive.
Ana Poblacion, PhD, MSc; Allison Bovell-Ammon, MDiv; Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH; Richard Sheward, MPP; Erin McAleer, MSW; Sarah Cluggish; John Cook, PhD, MAEd