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About & History

The Walk for Hunger is an extraordinary event sustained by ordinary people. Over 46 years, the Walk has generated more than a hundred million dollars through individual contributions of less than $100 - a powerful demonstration of neighbors caring for neighbors*

The Walk brings together people from many different communities and cultures - and attracts parents, kids, students, and corporations. But everyone comes to offer hope to hungry people and to support Project Bread’s fresh approach to ending hunger: programs that help to provide sustainable access to healthy, nutritious food to those in need. Because the opposite of hungry isn’t just full, it’s healthy.

*Because Project Bread intentionally does not rely on the financial support of multinational food companies, our work can be shaped and driven expressly by local needs and integrated with local businesses - a fact that sets us apart from every other statewide and national anti-hunger organization in America.

Since 1969, The Walk for Hunger has been a tradition in Massachusetts. Today, the Walk has become the country's oldest continual pledge walk and the largest one-day fundraiser focused on alleviating hunger, always the first Sunday in May.

2016 Walk for Hunger & 5k Run

This year, on Sunday, May 1st 2016, more than 40,000 people will come together on the Boston Common to make a powerful statement about hunger in Massachusetts. Money raised from the Walk will be used to develop and fund hundreds of critical programs that provide hunger relief to families and individuals across the state. 

In addition to the scenic 10-mile Walk course along the Charles River, this year the Walk for Hunger (no registration fee) will kick off with a 5k ($35-$40 registration fee) starting on the Boston Common. 

Raise as much as you can!

We value every contribution from every Walker so we don’t set a fundraising minimum. Yet every dollar counts - and can make a difference for a child, a family, an older person. We rely on you, your friends, and your family to raise as much as you can. And if you need help or ideas, we are here at Project Bread to talk to you and give you practical answers. Give us a call at 617-723-5000 or

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