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Project Bread's Walk for Hunger is Massachusetts' largest day of community action against hunger!

51st Walk for Hunger: Sunday, May 5 2019

Where: Boston Common 

Event Time: 6am - 6pm 

Ride the MBTA to Boston Common for FREE! 

The MBTA provides FREE RIDES to anyone traveling to Boston Common 6am-9am with special Walk for Hunger badge (emailed to registered participants prior to Walk Day) 

Starting Line Information

Boston Common, Beacon & Charles St. 

6:00 am: Check-in/Registration Tents for 5K Run & Walks open on Boston Common

7:30 am: 5K Run starts 

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Walk for Hunger starting line (for both 3-mile & 20-mile route)

  • Special guest speakers 

Boston Common

Kids Zone

  • Inflatable Slide
  • Balloon Animals
  • Face Painting 
  • New England Revolution Soccer

Main Stage

  • Dance Performances
    • Boston Lindy Bomb Squad
    • Boston Latin Step Squad
  • Instructor-led Yoga
    • Borealis Yoga 
  • Project Bread Chef's Cooking Demo
  • Live Music 

Hunger Solutions Village

Meet Project Bread's partners and learn about programs that you are supporting through the Walk for Hunger! 

  • Gaining Ground
  • Summer Eats 
    • YMCA
    • Mayor's Office of Food Access
    • Project Bread's Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP)
  • #RaiseTheIssue of Hunger in MA Campaign 
  • Fresh Truck 
  • WIC
  • Lovin' Spoonfuls 

20-Mile Walk Route Entertainment 

(as of 3/27/19)

8:00 am - 10:00 am - Boston Common Start Line

  • Keytar Bear
    • Keytar Bear needs no introduction. But just in case you haven't seen him doing his thang before, he is a well-known busker who plays all around the city of Boston at T stations and in public parks. he plays a wide variety of music on his keytar, a guitar and electronic keyboard hybrid. Oh, and he's a bear.
  • Boston Lindy Bomb Squad
    • The Boston Lindy Bomb Squad is a group of swing dancers dedicated to spreading the joy of Lindy Hop by swing dancing in unconventional spaces in and around Boston. 
  • Boston Latin Step Squad
    • The Boston Latin Step Squad is a school-based organization dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of stepping, which includes discipline, precision, and personal style in a friendly and diverse environment to its members while encouraging academic success.

9:00 am - 10:15 am - Steps of the Temple Beth Zion (between Checkpoint 1 & 2)

  • Boston Minstrels
    • The Boston Minstrels have been bringing live popular music into shelters and prisons for over 25 years. Each event is an energetic program of interactive singing and dancing. The benefits of connection and joy bring about a heightened sense of well-being.

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Outside of Cleveland Circle (right after Checkpoint 2)

  • Shark Bite Mike 
    • Just a guy seriously jamming out on a harmonica 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Greenough Blvd. (between Checkpoint 5 & 6)

  • Drumbodhi
    • Drumbodhi plays a mixture of Africa, Afro-Cuban, and Caribbean rhythms that will put a spring in your step!
  • The Cantabile Band
    • The Cantabille Renaissance Band specializes in the music of the 16th dance music - pavannes, galliards, and round dances. 

More details coming soon! Including live music, special guest speakers, and Hunger Solutions Village partners! Are you a group that wants volunteer their talent to keep Walkers energized and moving along the route? Email 

Be inspired! 

Congressman Jim McGovern Guest Speaker Mayor Marty Walsh

Learn and explore innovative hunger solutions & have fun!

Fresh Truck Project Bread's Chefs in Schools Gaining Ground

Summer Eats pop-up site Main stage live music Photobooth