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The Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston (CSP), the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), with support from the Eos Foundation, established a research team to examine school food and related programs in Massachusetts.

While the team developed an overview of all federally funded food programs in Massachusetts, the focus of our work was on school meal programs and several aspects of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The full project is composed of several individual pieces of research and analysis, most of which were primarily undertaken by one organization, but all of which benefitted from the expertise and active involvement of the entire team – and from very valuable input from outside experts.

This chartpack, researched and written primarily by MassBudget, analyzes enrollment and participation levels for Massachusetts schools participating in the national school breakfast and lunch programs.

Analysis of Funding.pdf (297 kB)
Funding for Department of Children and Families and Children at the Department of Mental Health, FY 2009 – FY 2013

food_map.pdf (442 kB)
Food Assistance Programs in Massachusetts



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