By the Numbers 

 

By the Numbers

is for The Walk for Hunger — the oldest continual pledge walk in the country and the largest one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger.

13 is the percent of children under 18 live in food-insecure households.

20 is the number of miles in the Walk, which begins on the Boston Common and winds through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge before returning to the Boston Common.

35 is the number of cities and towns in Massachusetts that have the highest rates of hunger and food insecurity.

42  is the number of Walks since 1969.

48  is the number of school districts we work in.

400  is the number of emergency food programs, including soup kitchens, food pantries, food banks, and food salvage programs in 130 communities throughout Massachusetts that receive support from Project Bread.

2,000 is the number of volunteers who help out on the first Sunday in May with The Walk for Hunger.

2,500 is the number of food vouchers Project Bread has given to low-income people through 25 health centers since 2008.

49,000 is the number of calls that were received by the FoodSource Hotline in 2009 from hungry people struggling to feed their families. This number was up from 37,000 the year before.

67,680 is the number of individuals, corporate donors, and foundations supported Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger in 2010.

100,000  is the number of Walkers and interested friends who receive Project Bread’s fall newsletter.

253,600  is the number of households in Massachusetts that are at risk for hunger, according to the
latest USDA numbers.

324,000  is the number of students in Massachusetts who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

500,000  is the dollar value of in-kind donations to Project Bread, provided by 125 organizations and individuals in FY2010,  that has reduced our expenses.

800,000  is the number of people with whom we communicate directly about the need for hunger relief in Massachusetts.

1,080,800  is the number of Walkers who have participated in the Walk over the years.

1,091,074  is the number of visitors to Project Bread’s www.gettingsnap.org in 2009. The website helps enroll eligible families in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps).

2,211,763  is the number of free and reduced price breakfasts served during October 2009.

21,658,800 is the total number of miles walked for The Walk for Hunger over the years.

81,368,000  is the total amount of money raised from Walkers and Volunteers for hungry people through The Walk for Hunger.