Food is not the issue. Right now, the issue is distribution and scale. Federal nutrition programs are the only scalable way to reach people in need—SNAP, WIC, and school meals, are the only solutions that put money back into the economy right now. Project Bread’s scalable solutions are more necessary than ever to protect our community during this period of crisis, so no one goes hungry.
- Project Bread is working in tandem with the Department of Education to continue “school meal” service in our highest-need communities.
- Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline is actively assisting people who need help getting food. And plans have been implemented that will allow this resource to continue to operate despite the closure of the Department of Transitional Assistance, and any periods of quarantine.
- SNAP is our most critical resource during this period of crisis. We are partnering with legislators to jointly call for food aid increase in response to COVID-19.