A Community Response: The Walk for Hunger funds COVID-19 hunger relief in 53rd year

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The Walk for Hunger | May 2, 2021

Dedicated supporters joined in The Walk for Hunger and got active in their neighborhoods and communities, raising more than $1 million to get COVID-19 food relief to kids and families across the state...


Children in Walk for Hunger t-shirts hold hands as they walk in front of adults.
Children in Walk for Hunger t-shirts hold hands as they walk in front of adults.

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!

As of Walk Day, May 2, 2021

1,500 participants raised $1.1 million to fund COVID-19 Hunger Relief in Massachusetts


Collage of pictures of smiling walkers.
Collage of pictures of smiling walkers.

In the news

Your inspiring support was fit to print

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.

  • The Boston Herald featured our all-time top fundraiser ($200,000 over the last eight years!), Saadia Ali.

 

 

  • Patch.com ran a piece about Allison Juves and family who walk together as House of Juves.

 

  • Wicked Local sat down with walker Steve Leibowitz who walked 20 miles in honor of his late brother.

 

"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.

233 teams formed to help hungry kids & families in Massachusetts


Members of the MANNA community walk on the Boston Commons.
Members of the MANNA community walk on the Boston Commons.

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.

A group of walkers pose in front of The Newton Food Pantry sign.
A group of walkers pose in front of The Newton Food Pantry sign.
YMCA Southcoast team of walkers poses for a picture.
YMCA Southcoast team of walkers poses for a picture.

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.

 

Watch our Live Broadcast

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!

The Walk for Hunger Live Broadcast

Photo Album

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. 

Screenshot of The Walk for Hunger Facebook page.
Screenshot of The Walk for Hunger Facebook page.

Hungry kids and families still need your help!

You can get us to our $1.2 million goal - we're so close!

We're so grateful for everyone who participated, raised money, and donated to fight hunger across our state. Thank you so much for everything you do!

You can still create a personal fundraiser for The Walk for Hunger or donate. The needs of the hungry in our state are more real than ever. Join today and support this critical work to help our neighbors struggling to put food on the table.

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