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Community Powered Hunger Relief | Since 1969
The Walk for Hunger is a community movement to change the face of food insecurity in Massachusetts, and Project Bread's flagship community event and fundraiser. Since 1969, on the first Sunday in May, we — a community of thousands of neighbors from all walks of life—walk together to make a statement about the state of hunger in Massachusetts, and to take a step towards a permanent solution.
2023 Event Details
The 55th Walk for Hunger
Sunday May 7, 2023
Boston Common - Corner of Beacon St. & Charles St.
9am - 11am
Project Bread is thrilled to be hosting an in-person Walk event on Boston Common this year - for the first time since 2019! The in-person Walk on Sunday, May 7, 2023 will take the form of a fun-filled 3-mile walk around Boston Common.
Throughout the event there will be entertainment on the main stage and along the route, photo booths, lawn games, face painting and balloon animals for children, giveaways, fresh fruit, food trucks, and more opportunities to take action to end hunger!
Light snacks and coffee will be available to walkers.
8:00 - 9:30 am
Day of Registration & Check-in
Walkers will pick up t-shirt, button, and event guide at check-in
Welcome from Erin McAleer, President & CEO of Project Bread and special guest speakers
3-mile Walk around Boston Common (3-loops, do as many as you please!)
Check the FAQ Page for information on how to get to the Common, where to park, and other info.
How You Can Get Involved
Raise Money. Fight Hunger.
No matter where you are - in Massachusetts, another state or even another country - you can join and support The Walk for Hunger.
There is no registration fee to register, fundraise, or attend the event on Boston Common on May 7. It is up to you how you want to participate in and support the annual Walk. There is also no fundraising minimum.
Registering for the 2023 Walk for Hunger creates a personal fundraiser for you to support The Walk, and you can choose
Join us on Boston Common or Walk Your Own Way
"Walk Your Own Way" really just means, you are not coming to the event on Boston Common, and its up to you if you want to walk on your own, with your team somewhere else, or simply just support The Walk by fundraising.
Regardless of which you choose when you register, if you're plans change, just let our team (email email@example.com) know and we will update change your participation type to come to the Common or not - this just helps us plan the event.
We’re looking for some additional community members who would like to help us make The Walk run smoothly and provide a great experience for all of our Walkers. Volunteers are asked to arrive between 7-7:30 am on Sunday, May 7, and shifts will run through 11:30 am latest. If you would like to volunteer for a role supporting t-shirt distribution, food/water distribution, cheering on Walkers, and more, please fill out this form by May 1st.
To volunteer, fill out this google form.
Volunteers will be contacted during the week before The Walk with more information and details.
2023 Event Swag
Registered participants will receive a 2023 event Tee! Pick up at check-in on Boston Common. If you are registered to "Walk Your Own Way", they will be mailed to the address you registered with.
Preferred sizing not guaranteed, sizing will be distributed first-come first-serve. "Walk Your Own Way" may arrive in mail post Walk Day.
Participants who registered prior to March 1 had the opportunity to vote on the 2023 button design, the design with the most votes has won! Everyone who is participating gets a button. Walkers love to collect them and proudly wear them to show all the years they've supported The Walk!
Raise $500: Earn a Heart & Sole T-shirt
When you raise $500 in your personal fundraiser, you'll become a member of our Heart & Sole Circle, and...
- Earn a Heart & Sole t-shirt
- Light up two Achievement Badges on your personal fundraising page
- Gain Admission into the Heart & Sole Tent on Boston Common, with breakfast at The Walk
- Receive personalized fundraising support from our team
**Please note: Only an individual's fundraising total is eligible for Heart & Sole.Team donations and team fundraising totals are not eligible.
Cash & Check Donations
If you are collecting "offline donations" - cash and checks, here's what to do
Cash - we strongly encourage you not to mail cash. If possible keep the cash yourself and write a check to Project Bread for the cash amount.
Checks- Before you mail any checks to Project Bread, write your name in the memo line. So we can credit your personal fundraiser. If its a donation for your Team, and not your personal fundraiser, write your Team Name in the memo line. So we can credit your team fundraiser. This is is especially important for teams that are fundraising as part of The Commonwealth.
Ask your donors to make checks payable to Project Bread.
Mail your donations to: Project Bread, 145 Border St. Boston MA 02128
You can print out these Tally Cards to include when you mail checks to Project Bread to help us correctly credit them to your fundraiser - or team fundraiser.
Login to your Participant Center and add your Offline Gifts: This will update your fundraising total to accurately reflect how much you have raised!
Share your training, fundraising support on social media with #WalkforHunger and tag @projectbread. Let's inspire one another as we support our communities and neighbors facing hunger.
Follow Project Bread on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @Projectbread
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Project Bread at (617) 723-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.