Walkers came together and forged a community of people reaching out to their struggling neighbors. They saw the growing problem of hunger, and they did something about it. They made the 53rd Walk for Hunger an inspiring day, a huge success, and we couldn't be more proud and grateful to all who participated, fundraised, and donated!
Walkers across Massachusetts were featured in stories about The Walk for Hunger, giving widespread and deserved representation for some amazing people dedicated to fighting hunger.
"Participating in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger is one way we can all do something real to make sure our neighbors can get food to meet their most basic need. Our community has shown we have the power to create meaningful change. This year it is especially important.”
-Erin McAleer, CEO of Project Bread.
The MANNA Community (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) community from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul is a ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston. They have participated in The Walk for Hunger for years, and this spring they walked "in thanksgiving for all that Project Bread does for them and so many others."
MANNA was part of a story on The Walk for Hunger in The Boston Globe.
The Newton Food Pantry walked a course that began and ended at the Newton Food Pantry and included stops at Lasell University's new dry pantry and the Newton Community Freedge at 420 Watertown Street.
Team YMCA Southcoast, located in New Bedford, laced up to completed their own mini neighborhood route through Sharing the Harvest Community Farm, a program of YMCA Southcoast and past Project Bread grant recipient.
With the Walk being virtual this year, we put together a five hour social media broadcast for The Walk for Hunger featuring walkers, teams, community partners, legislators, Project Bread staff, and other from the anti-hunger partners to recognize our incredible and dedicated community taking action to make a difference!
To see more walkers and teams having fun on Walk day, take a look at The Walk for Hunger photo album on Project Bread's Facebook page.
A special thank you to our photographer, David Leifer, for volunteering his time and talents (and running all around Boston) to capture some of the ways our teams were celebrating on Walk Day.
Always on the first Sunday in May, learn how you can support the largest community fundraiser to alleviate hunger in Massachusetts and raise the issue of hunger in our state.