Walk for Hunger

The annual Walk for Hunger is coming up on Sunday, May 1 in Boston.

For those interested in learning more about the organization that sponsors this event, see http://www.projectbread.org/

“For 36 years, Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger has provided critical resources for hungry children and families in Massachusetts. Today, The Walk for Hunger is the oldest continuous pledge walk in the country and the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger. On the first Sunday in May, caring people from every background, united in the spirit of helping others, come together to take part in this wonderful Massachusetts tradition to help feed hungry families in their communities. With the economy still struggling, many Massachusetts families are seeing their monthly income stretched beyond capacity. They are forced to go without food in order to
pay their rent, utility, and medical bills. Last year, 80% of emergency food programs funded by Project Bread reported an increase in requests for food aid. Hunger is not just an urban problem – it exists in nearly every community throughout the state. Pledges will provide hungry families across the state with groceries and hot meals in their own neighborhoods.”

***Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this event. The Service Committee would like to see if we can put a group together to participate!

Pat Newcombe
Barbara West
Co-Chairs, Service Committee

Pat Newcombe
Associate Director
Western New England College
School of Law Library
1215 Wilbraham Rd.
Springfield, MA 01119
413-782-1616 (voice)
413-782-1745 (fax)

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