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50th Annual Project Bread's Walk for Hunger

  • Boston Common Charles Street Boston, MA United States (map)

The Walk for Hunger is the "people's marathon", and it is most simply, an act of caring for one another.

It is the oldest pledge walk in the country (that's right, Boston did it first!), and we are celebrating 50 years of action against hunger. Join Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts' own anti-hunger champion —Jim McGovern, and thousands of your neighbors on Boston Common for this annual fundraiser and demonstration of our state’s unified commitment to ending hunger.

50 years ago, a small group of caring people made a commitment to create change.

They saw the negative impact of hunger on the lives of people in their own communities. They knew hunger was a social justice issue as much as a food issue.

On a rainy Sunday in 1969, they rallied 2,000 like-minded people to walk nearly 30 miles—the first Walk for Hunger—and through the power of their feet, raised $26,000 to fund two anti-hunger programs in their immediate impact!

We've been walking ever since.

Fast forward to today. Hunger still affects the lives of more than 726,000 residents in Massachusetts.




DONATE: You can contribute to the Walk Fund, last year provided funding to 263 anti-hunger programs across Massachusetts

TAKE ACTION: Your action matters! Sign up to join Project Bread's Action Team for email updates on policies coming out of Beacon Hill and DC that effect our anti-hunger and anti-poverty work. When necessary we will ask you to raise your voice.