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!
Project Bread held its annual sign painting volunteer day this past weekend. 125 volunteers of all ages came together to channel their artistic abilities, creating mile markers, checkpoint signs and motivational messages to place along the 20-mile Walk Route. Hundreds of signs were painted over the course of the morning and afternoon sessions, and the gym was glowing with bright colors.
15-year-old Matt posted on Instagram that he attended the sign painting event on his birthday. "I spent my birthday doing things for others," he wrote.
Hand-painted signs are a Walk for Hunger tradition, serving as encouragement for walkers as they make their way along the 20-mile route and reminding them why they are walking - to help the nearly 675,000 food-insecure individuals in Massachusetts. Keep an eye out for some of the signs in these photos as you walk on May 7! And check out our Facebook album for more great shots. Thanks to all the volunteers who put their artistic skills to work on Saturday!
If you haven't registered yet for the 49th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run, now is the time to do so! Register here and start raising money to support over 300 anti-hunger programs across the state.
If you're interested in volunteering with a Walk for Hunger-funded organization, we are looking for volunteers to help serve dinner at My Brother's Table in Lynn on Thursday, March 23. Sign up here.