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Thank you for an amazing 49th year!

Thank you to all of our walkers, runners, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and supporters for 49 years of walking to end hunger in Massachusetts. 

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.


The 50th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018. More information will be available this fall.


Learn more

Why Walk?

We strongly believe that good food is a basic right. Yet there are nearly 675,000 people in Massachusetts that still lack reliable access to nutritious food in their communities. 

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!

Walk Day Information, Parking, & Road Closures

Travel Information

Project Bread’s 49th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run is Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Tens of thousands of residents from around the state will participate in the country’s oldest continuous pledge walk, which begins and ends at the Boston Common and weaves through Boston (Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and Allston), Brookline, Newton (Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, and Newton Corner), Watertown, and Cambridge. Plan your travel around Greater Boston on May 7th with this guide to road closures as well as recomended parking and T stops for participants. 

Road Closures, Parking, and Travel Guide

Preparing for Walk Day

The Walk for Hunger & 5K Run will be held rain or shine!

Arriving at the Common

All participants must check-in prior to starting the Walk! Unregistered Walkers will be able to register on the Common at a registration tent, and day-of 5K Run registration will be availble at the 5K check-in tent (5K day-of registration fee is $40).

Walkers: check in or register at a registration tent and pick up your Walk Day Guide, sticker & button (Walk registration is open from 7-9:30am)

Runners: check in or register at the 5K check-in tent and pick up your bib and longsleeve shirt (Run registration is open from 6-7am)

Official Walk for Hunger t-shirts and gear availble for sale on the Boston Common near the registration tents

What to bring

  • Be prepared if it's sunny: Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Be prepared if it's cool or rainy: Dress in layers, bring a raincoat
  • Be kind to your feet: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an extra pair of socks, a stash of band aids, and Vaseline for blister control 
  • Cash & check donations: Turn them in at a registration tent on the Boston Common or at Arsenal Park
  • Water bottle: Help us be kind to the environment. There will be water at all checkpoints so that you can fill up your own bottle (cups will be provided for Walkers without bottles)
  • Cell phone: Have a meet-up plan in place with your group in case you are seperated

What to leave at home

  • Dogs and other furry friends: For the safety of the animals and other participants, animals will not be allowed. 20 miles is an unsafe distance for animals to walk and they will not be allowed on shuttle buses. (service animals okay)
  • Anything with wheels: Bikes, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, hoverboards, skateboards, etc. Parts of the route will be very crowded with people. This is for the safety of all participants. (wheelchairs & strollers okay)

High Five To End Hunger Challenge

Get ready for Project Bread's High Five to End Hunger Challenge! 


Your High Five will get $1 donated to the Walk for Hunger! Download the Shareity app and look for the High Five to End Hunger Challenge badge. Take a picture doing a High Five on the app and challenge five of your friends to do the same! The more High Fives, the more money we raise together for the Walk!

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It's also a great way for your friends and family to support the Walk for Hunger if they can't join us on May 7!

Use your social influence for good! Accept the Challenge!

Follow Us

Are you on social media? So are we!

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. 

Facebook: @projectbread

Twitter: @projectbread

Instagram: @projectbread

Snapchat: @walkforhunger

#WalkforHunger #WFH49

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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Top Individuals

  1 -  Daniel Christensen ($26,720.00)
  2 -  Saadia Ali ($20,308.00)
  3 -  Monica Bracey ($11,898.00)
  4 -  Mary Walling ($8,290.01)
  5 -  Cynthia LaMothe ($8,284.00)
  6 -  Lynn Geltman ($7,701.00)
  7 -  Lesa Huynh ($7,180.00)
  8 -  Peter Metz ($6,515.00)
  9 -  Stephen Smith ($6,300.00)
  10 -  Sunithi Krishnan ($6,159.00)

Top Teams

  1 -  Arbella Insurance ($34,255.00)
  2 -  Team TILL ($27,773.00)
  3 -  Blue Hills Bank ($22,225.00)
  4 -  Chinmaya Walkers ($22,128.00)
  5 -  Grains Against Hunger ($21,812.00)
  6 -  Trinity Church in the City of Boston ($19,527.50)
  7 -  Ben Jen Holdings LLC ($19,245.50)
  8 -  The Paulist Center: Home of Wed. Night Supper Club ($13,561.50)
  9 -  The Harvest Food Pantry ($13,234.00)
  10 -  Teradyne, Inc. ($12,957.00)

Top Organizations

  1 - Arbella Insurance ($34,255.00)
  2 - Raytheon ($28,808.00)
  3 - TILL Inc ($27,773.00)
  4 - Project Bread ($25,715.00)
  5 - Blue HIlls Bank ($22,225.00)
  6 - Bay State Milling ($21,812.00)
  7 - Trinity Church in the City of Boston ($19,552.50)
  8 - Ben Jen Holdings LLC ($19,245.50)
  9 - Arnold Bread ($16,238.40)
  10 - Cambridgeport Baptist Church ($14,559.00)

Walk for Hunger & 5K Route Map

Thank you to our sponsors!