Project Bread’s 46th Walk for Hunger is Sunday May 4, 2014. This 20-mile walk is the largest walk event in the state, bringing more than 40,000 people together each year to raise more than $3.5 million to support Project Bread’s work to end hunger in Massachusetts. The Walk route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge, and includes entertainment and free snacks along the way.
According to the 2013 Status Report on Hungerreleased by Project Bread in November, more than 700,000 people in Massachusetts aren’t sure where their next meal will come—a number almost 40% higher than it was prior to the recession and almost 80% higher than it was at the beginning of the last decade. In fact, 16.5% of Massachusetts children live in food-insecure households.
Registration is now open—you can walk, volunteer, and donate at www.projectbread.org/walk, or call 617-723-5000 for more information. If you or someone you know is struggling to put food on the table, please call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.