Katjana Ballantyne

Somerville, Massachusetts

“As Mayor of Somerville, I firmly believe that ending children’s hunger is not just a moral imperative but a fundamental duty of my administration. Ensuring every child has access to nutritious food is essential for their growth and success. 

We’ve prioritized initiatives like Carrot Cards, which provides grocery funds to over 1,200 Somerville students, as well as funding projects like Just Eat Boxes –  a partner initiative that distributes food boxes with pantry staples and fresh produce to residents at public housing sites. With investments like these, we are committed to building a community where no child goes to bed hungry.”

Carrot Cards

Just Eat Boxes

Food System Assessment

Katjana Ballantyne

Somerville, Massachusetts