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Current Volunteer Days

Are you you interested in becoming more involved in Project Bread's anti-hunger work? Join us for a volunteer day at one of the more than 300 programs supported by funds raised (by people like you) through our Walk for Hunger. 

RSVP early, as spots are limited and may fill up fast. We hope to see you there!

Mill City Grows – Lowell

Gaining Ground volunteer day Project Bread

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time:  9am - 12pm Fieldwork

           12pm - 1pm Recipe tasting

Location: Mill City Grows Urban Farm, Pawtucketville, Lowell, MA

Mill City Grows fosters food justice by increasing community access to healthy, fresh food through the development of urban food production and distribution networks. Mill City Grows creates and manages community gardens, urban farms and school garden programs and increases access to local food through their Mobile Market. For full details for this volunteer day, click here.

Come get your hands dirty and work on one of their urban farms - The Big Farm in Pawtucketville, Lowell. 

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The Food Project – Boston

Project Bread volunteer day at Waltham Fields Community Farms

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Fieldwork

Location: The Food Project's Urban Farm in Dorchester

With over 70 acres of urban and suburban farmland, The Food Project has been at the forefront of building and managing growing spaces for residents in food-insecure neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable, fresh, healthy food through SNAP-accessible farmers markets. The hallmark of this program is the focus on identifying and transforming a new generation of leaders by providing deeply meaningful work for over 120 teenagers each year and placing them in increasingly responsible roles. In addition, The Food Project strives to donate 25% of their harvest each season to hunger relief organizations, providing hundreds of thousands of meals to those in need.

We would love to see you in Dorchester at this incredible program providing healthy food to those in need. The farm is accessible by car and public transportation. For full details on this volunteer day, click here.

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The Paulist Center Boston

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 8pm

Location: The Paulist Center, 5 Park St., Boston

Join us at the place that started it all! The Paulist Center is the iconic location where the Walk for Hunger first began. In 1969, Patrick Hughes, a Paulist priest, was deeply concerned about the hunger crisis in local communities and began generating support for a walk. That was the beginning of the Walk for Hunger, which ultimately sprouted into Project Bread.

Today, The Paulist Center still welcomes the hungry and homeless for a hot, nutritious, tasty meal each Wednesday at their Wednesday Night Supper Club. We will be setting up and serving dinner.

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Food Link – Arlington
Fair Foods volunteer day Project Bread

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: Food Link at the Arlington Food Pantry

Are you interested in seeing a food rescue organization in action? Come volunteer with Food Link, a community organization that rescues fresh food, alleviates hunger, and contributes to environmental sustainability. Food Link collects high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread and prepared food that would otherwise be wasted from 12 local grocery and prepared food stores.

Our team will be sorting food as well as cleaning and organizing the food pantry. This opportunity is available to volunteers ages 8 and older.

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Eastie Serves Volunteer Fair

Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (open house)

Location: Maverick Landing Community Room, 31 Liverpool St., East Boston

Join us for East Boston's first-ever volunteer fair, free and open to the community! Learn more about how you can give back to to the amazing community that is East Boston. We will be tabling along with other Eastie-based organizations.

This event is being put on by Maverick Landing Community Services. See the flier below for more details.

Eastie Serves Volunteer Day 2017

Past Volunteer Days


8/12/17: Gaining Ground

7/29/17: Waltham Fields Community Farm

3/23/17: Meals Program at My Brother's Table

2/28/17: Nightly Dinner Program at the New England Center and Home for Veterans

2/15/17: Wednesday Night Supper Club at The Paulist Center