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About The Walk for Hunger

The Walk for Hunger is an extraordinary event sustained by ordinary people. Over 45 years, the Walk has generated more than a hundred million dollars through individual contributions of less than $100—a powerful demonstration of neighbors caring for neighbors*.

The Walk brings together people from many different communities and cultures—and attracts parents, kids, students, and corporations. But everyone comes to offer hope to hungry people and to support Project Bread’s fresh approach to ending hunger: programs that help to provide sustainable access to healthy, nutritious food to those in need. Because the opposite of hungry isn’t just full, it’s healthy.

*Because Project Bread intentionally does not rely on the financial support of multinational food companies, our work can be shaped and driven expressly by local needs and integrated with local businesses—a fact that sets us apart from every other statewide and national anti-hunger organization in America.

Join us on Sunday, May 4, 2014

Since 1969, The Walk for Hunger has been a tradition in Massachusetts. Today, the Walk has become the country's oldest continual pledge walk and the largest one-day fundraiser focused on alleviating hunger. On the first Sunday in May each year, more than 40,000 Walkers and 2,000 Volunteers join together to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

The 20-mile Walk for Hunger begins on the Boston Common, and winds through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge.

There is a rolling start on May 4th at the Boston Common between 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 a.m. You can start there, or at any point along the route and register at any checkpoint. If you want to return early, there are free buses available from each checkpoint to shuttle you back to the Boston Common finish line.

Raise as much as you can!

We value every contribution from every Walker so we don’t set a fundraising minimum. Yet every dollar counts—and can make a difference for a child, a family, an older person. We rely on you, your friends, and your family to raise as much as you can. And if you need help or ideas, we are here at Project Bread to talk to you and give you practical answers. Give us a call at 617-723-5000 or

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