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Mattapan native joins Project Bread

Posted by Your Town  November 16, 2012 05:30 PM

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The following was submitted by Project Bread:

Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, is pleased to welcome Gabrielle Farrell as a Communications Associate in Public Relations. In her new role, Gabrielle will conduct media and community outreach in hopes of making the public aware of the new solutions in hunger relief spearheaded by Project Bread.

“I always knew that my purpose was to help others,” said Farrell, a native of Mattapan. “I’ve done The Walk for Hunger and now it’s a thrilling to know that I can now help secure access to healthy food within my own community and throughout the state through Project Bread’s innovative approach to hunger relief.”

Gabrielle was a Crimson Summer Academy scholar at Harvard University in 2004. She received a full-tuition leadership scholarship from the Posse Foundation in 2008 and is mentored by Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts. (The Posse Foundation was one of the ten organizations to which President Obama donated his Noble Peace Prize award.)

While working toward her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, she participated in the Boston Lawyers Group, interning at both Ropes & Gray LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP.

“We’re pleased to welcome Gabrielle to our award-winning Communications team,” said Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread. “She has an intuitive understanding of the importance of our work and is the kind of young leader we want to mentor and promote.”

About Project Bread
As the state’s leading antihunger organization, Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. Through The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and other sources, Project Bread provides millions of dollars each year in privately donated funds to support over 430 community food programs throughout Massachusetts. They include emergency food programs, schools, summer food programs, non-profit farms, subsidized Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, Chefs in Schools, food banks, food rescue programs, community gardens, farmer’s markets, and other programs that protect the individual and strengthen community food security. For more information, visit www.projectbread.org.

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