Join Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread at the 49th Walk for Hunger and 5K Run on Sunday May 7, 2017 to affirm our values and the power of community in defending good food as a basic right. The money raised through the Walk directly funds more than 300 programs across the state that ensure everyone as access to nutritious food in their communities.
Project Bread’s 49th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run is Sunday, May 7, 2017. Tens of thousands of residents from around the state will participate in the country’s oldest continuous pledge walk, which begins and ends at the Boston Common and weaves through Boston (Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and Allston), Brookline, Newton (Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, and Newton Corner), Watertown, and Cambridge. Plan your travel around greater Boston on May 7th with this guide to road closures as well as recommended parking and T stops for participants.
All the state funding for our Chefs in Schools program was unexpectedly cut! We need your help to recover $250,000 of lost public funding to continue our work to transform school food in more than 100 low-income Massachusetts schools this school year.
The gym at the East Boston Social Center was filled with people on Saturday, March 11. But no one was playing sports - they were painting signs for the 2017 Walk for Hunger!
On May 23, President Trump released his FY2018 budget. His unprecedented budget cuts for Health and Human Service programs are devastating for our most vulnerable citizens – working poor families, elders and people with disabilities. We must work together to ensure that SNAP benefits remain funded for our neighbors in need. Click the button below to watch a message from our Executive Director, Ellen Parker.
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline answered over 46,000 callers from across Massachusetts in 2014.