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