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Upcoming Events

More than 300 community food programs in Massachusetts are supported by the money that people like you are raising through this year's Walk for Hunger.

This year we are offering several volunteer days for Walk participants to engage directly with programs supported by the Walk, and gain a deeper understanding to why the funds you are raising are so critical to ensuring that people in our state have access to healthy food.

Spaces are limited, so sign up early if you would like to volunteer–we hope you will join us!

Nightly Dinner Program

Location: New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 4:15 - 6:00pm

Volunteer Capacity: 7

A healthy meal is critical to the mental and physical wellbeing of the Veterans who utilize and reside at the New England Center and Home for Veterans. Starting with something as simple as nutrition, a healthy meal contributes to their success in finding employment as well as permanent housing. Funds raised by the Walk for Hunger support the purchase of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and special dietary items for this nightly dinner, join us assisting with this Tuesday night dinner service.

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Walk for Hunger Sign Painting

Location: East Boston Social Center, 68 Central Sq. East Boston

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Session 1: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Session 2: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Volunteer Capacity : 50 per shift

Hand painted signs are a staple along the Walk Route, and we need your help to create them! If you love to paint, want to get creative, or just feel like lending a hand, we need your help to create colorful signs, informative messages and bring positive words of encouragement to our wonderful Walkers along the 20-mile Route and 5K Run Course! This is a particularly enjoyable and creative volunteer experience for groups, especially high school ages and up.

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Two Dollar-A-Bag Program

Location: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 120 Liverpool St. East Boston

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 3:30pm

Volunteer Capacity: 10

Serve up healthy. With a side of dignity. The "dignity of a dollar" philosophy is what makes Fair Foods' two dollar-a-bag program unique in hunger relief, helping people make their hard earned dollars go further. Volunteer to help sort and pack $10 worth of fresh produce into bags that will be sold to health center clients for $2 each, helping their hard earned dollars go further. The Walk for Hunger supports programs at the East Boston Health Center that increases their clients access to healthy food and connects them to resources that protect them from hunger. 

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Dinner Service 

Location: My Brother's Table, 98 Willow St. Lynn

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Volunteer Capacity : 15

My Brother's Table is the North Shore's largest soup kitchen and has a place where all people are welcome to gather and share a meal for 33 years. Everyone is welcome at My Brother's Table, whether they are homeless, lonley, poor, or simply have a need for companionship and kindness and they serve two meals a day, 365 days a year. The grant money they receive through the Walk for Hunger helps them put healthy meals on the table for their guests through their medical meals program. Medical meals offer their guests the opportunity to select a healthier option that is lower in carbohydres, higher in vegetables, and use leaner protein.

Volunteer to help with dinner service. You will help serve the meal, wait on tables, speak with guests, clean up, and generally lend a hand in the kitchen.

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If you have any questions about any upcoming volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Hotline at 617-239-2546 or email