Some 13 percent of children under 18 live in food-insecure households, according to the nonprofit organization Project Bread. And 253,600 households in Massachusetts are at risk for hunger, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Project Bread ’s goal is to alleviate, prevent, and ultimately end hunger in Massachusetts.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is another relief agencies aimed at ending hunger in eastern Massachusetts. In 2011, the organization distributed almost 41 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people.
Pictured: More than 1,500 bags of free food, such as stuffing mix and canned vegetables, were available to the public outside Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center in Dorchester on Nov. 19.