Before joining The Commonwealth for The Walk for Hunger 2023, Project Bread must verify your eligiblity.
Complete this enrollment form by April 15, 2023.
Review of this form will take about a week.Please do not form your team until you are verified and receive your confirmation email welcoming you to The Commonwealth for 2023.
About The Walk for Hunger 2023
The Commonwealth is a fundraising share program that invites our community anti-hunger partners to leverage The Walk for Hunger to directly raise funds for your own anti-hunger work.
The Walk for Hunger is May 7, 2023. There will be an in-person 3-mile Walk around Boston Common.
You do not need to join us on Boston Common, you have the option to select "Fundraise & "Walk Your Own Way" when you register.
About The Commonwealth
Eligible organizations are invited to join The Commonwealth to directly raise funds for their own anti-hunger work, by forming a single Walk for Hunger team to represent the organization and retaining 60% of funds raised with the remaining 40% of funds raised applied to the statewide effort and cost of the event.
Teams in The Commonwealth must meet a minimum fundraising threshold of $500 to qualify for the 60/40 split.
Once met, the total amount raised by the team will be allocated to the 60/40 split, excluding registration fees.
Who is Eligible?
All non-profit programs making healthy food more accessible and/or affordable to low-income people in Massachusetts are eligible to participate in The Commonwealth.
Examples include: School-based food pantries, Back-pack programs, School gardens, Food pantries, Meal programs, Multi-service centers' food resource programming, Food rescue Farm and garden programs
Use of Funds?
Funds should be used for anti-hunger efforts only.
This can include general operating for anti-hunger programs.
Eligible use of funds: School teams, health centers, and more raising money for On-site food pantries, Micro-pantries, Back-pack programs, School gardens, School breakfast equipment, Summer Eats equipment, Double-bucks programs at farmers markets, corner stores, etc.
Funding exemptions: Nutrition education and federally-reimbursable food costs
- All organizations wishing to participate and form teams in The Commonwealth must complete the enrollment form using our grant portal by April 15, 2023. This is to verify eligibility. (even returning teams!)
** Please wait to have your team members register for The Walk until after you are verified and invited to form a team. Once your team is formed, they can "Join a Team" and search for your team name when they register.
After April 15, 2023 enrollment in The Commonwealth in 2023 is on a case by case basis.
- All donations must be received by Project Bread by June 30, 2023. Donations received after this date will contribute to the statewide effort.
- Teams must reach a $500 fundraising threshold by June 30, 2023 for their fundraising to be eligible for the 60/40 split. Once you meet that threshold, all the funds you raise are eligible for the split (including the first $500). If your Team does not meet the $500 threshold by June 30, 2023, funds raised by your Team will support the statewide effort.
- Funds raised by teams participating in The Commonwealth in 2023 will be granted and released to their organization by September 30, 2023. Questions? Please contact Kellie Vehlies at email@example.com