Help us raise money to prevent and end hunger in Massachusetts!
Our team is proud to be participating in Project Bread's 51st Walk for Hunger & 5K Run on Sunday, May 5, and we are asking for donations to support community-based programs across Massachusetts that help people access and afford food.
The Walk for Hunger has long been a rallying cry for the people of Massachusetts to come together and support their neighbors. Hunger affects 1 in 10 people in this state, and in some communities as many as 7 in 10.
The money raised by Walk participants like us will provide grants to hundreds of community-based programs that rely on this support—food pantries, hot meal programs, summer meals for kids, farm and garden initiatives, health center programs and more. Last year, the Walk supported 315 local programs in nearly 100 Massachusetts communities.
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 us reach our fundraising goal by making a generous donation—whether it's $25, $75 or whatever you are able to afford. Just click on the green button with our team name on the top right of this page.
You are making a difference to the people who rely on these programs and moving us one step closer to an equitable society where everyone has access to the most basic of human needs—food.