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July 17, 2019
Project Bread Introduces Inaugural Patrick Hughes Award for Social Justice

Nominate yourself or someone you know by August 20, 2019 to receive the inaugural award honoring the legacy and spirit of Project Bread's Walk for Hunger founder, Patrick Hughes.

The Patrick Hughes Award for Social Justice was created in 2019 to honor the legacy of Patrick Hughes, whose deep-seated passion for social justice and entrepreneurial spirit led him to found Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger in 1969.

Patrick dedicated his life to working for the greater good. His activism and advocacy was anchored in optimism and stemmed from his belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. This award recognizes an individual with an unyielding commitment to driving meaningful change by addressing the root causes of hunger, thus carrying forward the spirit of Patrick’s legacy.

As part of the recognition, the awardee will be allowed to designate a $10,000 gift to an anti-hunger or anti-poverty organization of his/her choosing.

Patrick's Legacy: Celebrating 50 Years of Project Bread

In this video, be inspired by Patrick's legacy and learn how one man's revolutionary idea was put into action to catalyze five decades of social justice, grassroots activism, and anti-hunger action in Massachusetts. 

Project Bread is now accepting award nominations, through August 20, 2019, of individuals living in Massachusetts who have demonstrated a commitment to addressing hunger or its root causes. 

For complete details and requirements, or to submit a nomination, visit



Author(s): Project Bread

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