An estimated 41,000 walkers and 2,000 volunteers participated in Project Bread’s 44th annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday.
More than 1,000 religious and community organizations, 1,200 corporate teams, 1,200 school teams and 700 friends and family groups who participated in the 20-mile walk, which began and ended at the Boston Common. The one-day event, which requires no minimum donation, raised an estimated $3.6 million.
The funds will go to 450 community programs that include emergency food providers, schools, summer food programs, community health centers, farmers’ markets, community suppers, and home care organizations, among others.
The Walk for Hunger has raised $85 million since it began in 1969.