51 years ago in Boston, a small group of people brought to life a big idea. Hunger was a problem in Massachusetts. And they weren’t going to wait around for someone else to do something about it. So what did they do? They took a long walk.
Their actions made a difference then, and still is today. The people of Massachusetts have followed in their footsteps for five decades to come together on the first Sunday of May in Boston. Every year, more than 10,000 caring people like you support the Walk for Hunger to shine a spotlight on the issue of hunger, acknowledge our neighbors who can't depend on having enough food to eat, and make progress by raising awareness and much needed funds to invest in community hunger solutions. Through this support, in 2018 Project Bread invested $1 million in community programs across Massachusetts addressing hunger.
You are changing lives, restoring hope, and walking toward a better future for all of Massachusetts.
There is a lot of diversity in Massachusetts’ communities. Urban cities, rural towns, and coastal communities present unique challenges and factors that contribute to food-insecurity. That is why addressing the issue of hunger is so complex. There is no single solution. No one-size-fits all approach. And often nobody is better positioned to understand address a community’s unique needs than the people who live there.
Project Bread partners with community leaders and invests in established and innovative work that is addressing food-insecurity at the community level. From programs that provide residents with immediate access to nutritious food, to initiatives that offer long-lasting solutions to ending food-insecurity, Project Bread is invested in supporting Massachusetts’ statewide effort to end hunger.
2018 Walk for Hunger Grants
Made possible by funds raised through the Walk for Hunger in 2018, Project Bread has invested $1 million in community programs addressing hunger across the state. The complete list of 2018 Walk for Hunger grant recipients will be posted by October 15, 2018. Stay tuned!