Help prevent and end hunger in Massachusetts!
I am thrilled to be the co-captain of the Newton Food Pantry team for Project Bread's 51st Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5. Hunger affects 1 in 10 people in Massachusetts, and in some communities as many as 7 in 10. As the Assistant Fundraising Chair for the pantry, I am proud to support this all-volunteer organization, which has been providing food to Newton residents for more than 30 years.
Did You Know?
Although Newton is viewed as an affluent suburb, 1 out of 8 households in Newton survive on less than $25,000 in annual income according to a 2014 Northeastern University study.
A 2015 Boston Business Journal analysis of state education data indicates that 11% of Newton school children live in poverty. This is an increase of 77% over the past 5 years.
Each month the Newton Food Pantry provides free food to approximately 700 Newton residents who cannot afford enough to eat.
Of the people we serve, about 1/4 are elderly and 1/3 are children (under age 18).
The Newton Food Pantry also supplies food to families at Family ACCESS (a family support agency), to survivors of domestic abuse at Second Step, and to persons with disabilities at the Zola Center Food Pantry.
While we partner with other local food pantries, the Newton Food Pantry is an independent nonprofit organization. We depend entirely on private support. We receive no funding from the City of Newton or any other public source.
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 to the people who rely on these programs.