We could not do our work without the support of our diverse community, including Walkers, donors, public policy makers, teachers, and Volunteers.
Community Harvest Project (CHP) in Grafton is one of 26 farm and garden programs receiving money raised by this year's Walk for Hunger participants. With the mission to build healthy communities through volunteer farming and nutrition education, Community Harvest Project grows fresh fruits and vegetables that are donated to local hunger-relief organizations.
After a lifetime in the workforce, Fitchburg resident Susan was looking forward to retiring. She had carefully planned for her future before deciding to retire, budgeting for her life on a fixed income. Heartbreakingly, Susan’s daughter lost her battle with cancer and placed her two grandchildren, ages 10 and 12, into Susan’s primary care. "I didn’t know where to turn. I was just looking for anything that could help," Susan says. "I love my grandkids but I felt like I couldn’t do enough with the limited income I receive."
When Donna Yaffe was young, she and her brother went to a local coffee shop with their father, Monte. When they saw a man outside asking for money, Monte brought him inside, bought him coffee and sat and talked with him for hours, listening to his story.
Through the Walk for Hunger, companies big and small around the state have made ending hunger part of their business. This year, Bay State Milling, Checkpoint 2 sponsor of the 49th Walk, is celebrating its 10th year both as a Walk Sponsor and as an employee Walk Team.
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