The 49th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run is an annual community movement of neighbors helping neighbors across the Commonwealth. Since its inception in 1969, the Walk for Hunger has raised more than $100 million to support local programs that alleviate hunger.
This year, more than 300 local programs in nearly 100 Massachusetts communities will be supported through money raised by Walkers (and runners!) including: food pantries, meal programs, food rescue, urban agriculture, and critical child nutrition programs. Your Walk makes it possible.
That is why for 49 years, Massachusetts residents from across the state have joined forces with Project Bread on the first Sunday in May to take a stand against hunger in Massachusetts.
More than ever, we need to unite as a community and make local investments in innovative work and solutions to end hunger, so that all people living in the state of Massachusetts have their basic rights and needs met, regardless of race, culture, age, or income. It is your Walk that makes this possible.
The money you raise will continue to fund more than 300 hunger relief programs in nearly 100 communities across Massachusetts.
Your fundraising and participation in the Walk is critical for the continued support of these programs. Check out the list of 2016 Grant Recipients who received funding through money raised by last year's Walkers and Runners.
Hunger is silent, so on May 7th, we will speak up.
Will YOU speak up? Register today and begin fundraising, because good food is a basic right!
Here are a few ways we will say thank you for hitting fundraising milestones:
Raise $75 in your online Walk Center by April 24 to receive a Nift, a "Neighborhood Gift." A Nift is a gift from a local business that you select based on your interests—anything from tickets to an improv show, to a membership to a yoga studio, to a gift card to a restaurant. After April 24, Nift will send you an email containing your gift. Learn more on Nift's website.
Raise $100 online in your Walk Center by May 1 to receive a Walk for Hunger water bottle at check-in on Walk Day.
Raise $500 and you will be part of our Heart & Sole Circle. Here is a complete list of the benefits you will receive!
Look sharp on Walk Day with official Walk for Hunger gear! Walk gear will be availble for sale on the Boston Common on Walk Day, but you can order online in advance too, as some styles and sizes are limited.
Following us on social media is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on the latest Walk for Hunger news, stories, and happenings during Walk Season. It's also the best way to see all the good work your fundraising dollars make possible throughout the year to transform hungry into healthy across Massachusetts.
ALSO: Update your profile picture to show your Facebook friends that you believe that good food is a basic right! Just click here to overlay your profile picture, and be sure to include a link to your fundraising page in the caption. Your profile picture will look like this:
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