Help prevent and end hunger in Massachusetts!
I'm proud to be participating in Project Bread's 51st Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5 and am asking for donations to support community-based programs across MA that help people access and afford food.
After 15 years of Walking for Hunger, this year I need a change of pace: I am going to "run" the Project Bread 5K instead! I completed my first 5K last summer and I am ready to try again. Trust me, this will be just as grueling as walking all day, even if it takes slightly less time :-)
I heard this amazing story from Project Bread I had to share. A story that encapsulates why I support Project Bread - helping people here in Massachusetts TODAY in a tangible way:
Mariana lost everything—twice.
First, to Hurricane Maria. With her home washed away and Puerto Rico in devastation, she moved her family to Lawrence, MA to rebuild.
Then, on September 13, 2018, an over-pressurized gas line caused an unprecedented series of natural gas explosions and fires in Lawrence. Again, Mariana lost everything.
Project Bread was there for Mariana every step of the way — helping her enrolling in SNAP when she first moved to MA, and later directing her to resources and aid after the gas fires. Project Bread also released $20,000 in emergency Disaster Relief Grants to support four community partners in Lawrence helping people like Mariana during the crisis.
All of this was only possible because of YOU. Before the year ends, give families the confidence of knowing they will not go hungry and the courage to overcome whatever 2019 may have in store.
Please help me reach my goal by making a generous donation—whether it's $25, $75 or whatever you are able to afford.
You are making a difference for the people who rely on these programs!