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News Service Category: Food

Sharon Scott-Chandler says struggling families will lose a critical boost with the end of COVID SNAP benefits

BOSTON, MA – January 10, 2023 The state’s Department of Transitional Assistance says extra pandemic food assistance from the federal government is ending soon. Congress recently moved to phase out the SNAP benefits which amount to an extra $95 a month. GBH News interviewed ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler about the impact on struggling families. LISTEN NOW For more…

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Ways To Warm The Community This Holiday Season

Local nonprofit organizations and food pantries are looking for community members who are willing to give back this holiday season amid rising food and heating costs. Food prices in Boston increased 12.2 percent over the year since September 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 32 percent of adults in Massachusetts experienced food insecurity in 2021, according…

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ABCD Thanks Corporate Sponsors and Generous Individuals for Supporting the Winter Fund:<br>Seeks Donations for Children, Elders and Families in Need This Winter and Holiday Season

Toy distribution begins December 16th! (Boston, MA) – ABCD’s Winter Fund is seeking cash as well as in-kind donations toward Fuel and Housing Assistance, holiday toys, winter clothing and food to help under-resourced and under-represented individuals and families across Greater Boston who are in need this winter season. A partial list of Winter Fund donors include: Encore Boston, Environments at…

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ABCD on WBUR: LIHEAP benefits announced; more funding needed to help families stay warm and healthy this winter.


ABCD on the Radio: Massachusetts LIHEAP funding helpful but not enough


ABCD on the Radio: High utility and grocery costs to devastate Massachusetts families this winter


Food injustice concerns growing in Boston since pandemic

Amid growing concerns about living expenses, declining incomes and inflation, Boston residents are experiencing increased food prices, insecurity and inaccessibility. Approximately 1.8 million Massachusetts residents, 32% of the state’s population, struggled with food insecurity in 2021, according to a survey conducted by the Greater Boston Food Bank. Nick Owen, program director of food insecurity at Action for Boston Community Development,…

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ABCD THANKS ASSISTANT SPREAKER KATHERINE CLARK, MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION, FOR PASSAGE OF CSBG MODERNIZATION ACT

Vote marks critical step to strengthening low-income families and communitiest On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021-2022 on a 246-169 vote. The bill reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2031 and makes important changes concerning administration and leadership. performance measurement, and minimum and maximum…

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Press Release – ABCD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org ABCD LIMITS SERVICES AND TEMPORARILY CLOSES CENTERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ABCD CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CRISIS (BOSTON, MA) – During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD continues to fulfill our commitment…

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls Holds Cooking Demo at ABCD Neighborhood Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) was pleased to have its partner Lovin’ Spoonfuls conduct a nutrition/healthful cooking workshop to the seniors. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. They deliver this food weekly in trucks to community organizations like the NE/WE NSC, which…

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