The Cyclical Nature of Hunger & Health

A recent article by Feeding America begins with a simple, all-consuming phrase, "Hunger does not exist in a vacuum." The repercussions of food insecurity cannot be extricated from overall health and wellness, both physical and emotional, of those experiencing hunger. Along with the the health effects caused by improper nutrition, the emotional fatigue and stress caused by… Continue reading The Cyclical Nature of Hunger & Health


Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

Happy Women's History Month! Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women's Day, organized to celebrate the accomplishments of women that are so often overlooked, empower women and girls, and bring awareness to the discrimination women face worldwide. Women are more likely than men to live in poverty, a reality described by Diana Pierce nearly 30 years ago as the… Continue reading Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

What does the new administration mean for nonprofit organizations?

The recently inaugurated president has been met with a drastically divided constituency. The fears and hopes of the nation are genuine, run deep, and all deserve to be addressed. It is clear that the affects of the new administration will be felt in every sector. Most nonprofit organizations rely on some amount of government funding… Continue reading What does the new administration mean for nonprofit organizations?


New Year, New Program!

Bread & Roses is excited to announce a new outreach initiative for the new year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we will soon acquire an outreach vehicle, with which we will better be able to serve those in need in Lawrence. With this vehicle, we will reach members of our community who are… Continue reading New Year, New Program!


Agism & Food Insecurity

Many of our guests at Bread & Roses should be enjoying their retirement right now. Instead, they walk through our doors and the doors of many other organizations in Lawrence to meet their basic needs. The elderly population is growing at unprecedented rates as the baby boomer generation hits their senior years and supplemental social… Continue reading Agism & Food Insecurity


The Cost of Addiction

Current statistics show Essex county as having the second highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth. Those of us working in Lawrence and the surrounding towns have witnessed this modern plague first hand. Addiction presents differently in each person it tortures, from clear signs such as swollen and infected injection sites to well-dressed… Continue reading The Cost of Addiction


Food Insecurity and Mental Illness

The stress of hunger can cause mental illness, mental illnesses can cause people to go hungry, and the lack of proper nutrition delays physical, mental, and behavioral development.