Where is The Walk for Hunger?
The event is on Boston Common, on the corner of Beacon St. and Charles St.
Where can I park?
You can find meter street parking or the closest parking garage is on Boston Common at 0 Charles St.
What is the closest T stop?
The closest T stops is red/green Park St. station or green Boylston St station.
If you are coming from the blue line, the closest is Government Center with a bit of a walk (about 10 minutes).
You can use 0 Charles St, the parking garage address to put into your navigation for walking directions.
What time does The Walk start?
Check in and Day of Registration opens at 8am, where walkers will be given their tshirt, button, and event guide. The Walk starts at 9am and will wrap up around 11am.
Can I bring my dog?
We love dogs...but ask you please leave them at home for the safety of your dog and participants. Service dogs are welcome.
Is The Walk for Hunger in person this year (2023)?
Yes! Project Bread is thrilled to be hosting an in-person Walk event on Boston Common - on Sunday, May 7, 2023 - for the first time since 2019! The in-person Walk will take the form of a fun-filled 3-mile walk around Boston Common. Check back for more details on what we’ll have in store on the Common this year!!
Do I have to come to the Boston Common event in order to participate or fundraise?
No! You do not need to join us on Boston Common in order to participate or fundraise. Tere s an option when you register to "Come to the Common" or "Walk Your Own Way". Many people enjoyed this flexibility over the last 3 years and we are looking forward to seeing your creative celebrations of the spirit of The Walk for Hunger.
When you register online, you will have access to the online fundraising tools and personal fundraising page.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee for the 2023 Walk for Hunger. There is no fee to start a fundraiser. There is no fee to attend the event on Boston Common. We do ask that everyone registers, as we need an accurate headcount to create the best experience on Boston Common for participants.
What if I want to walk for longer than 3 miles?
If you would like to walk for longer distances, the “Walk Your Own Way” participation option is for you!
What time does the 2023 Walk start on Boston Common?
Day of registration on Boston Common opens at 8am, opening remarks will start at 8:45 and the 3 mile walk will kick-off at 9am.
What is the Walk route on Boston Common?
The 2023 Walk for Hunger will be 3 loops of the route pictured below, around Boston Common. Each loop is 1 mile, how many you do is up to you.
But I thought The Walk for Hunger was 20 miles?
This new 3-mile iteration of The Walk, with increased accessibility and lower costs, will allow for more funds to be directed to state-wide anti-hunger work. The true mission and spirit of our treasured Massachusetts' tradition of neighbors helping neighbors.
In 1969, The Walk for Hunger was founded on the promise, by the people of Massachusetts, to provide relief to our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. This grassroots movement took to the streets - probably without permits- to raise money for food relief by walking as a community - and it worked!
But a lot has changed over 54 years. You can imagine that the expense of keeping our 20 mile route, and ensuring the safety of our participants, has risen with every passing year.
In order to continue to uphold our promise, The Walk has to adapt, so we can continue to be effective in serving our mission.
Fundraising Frequently Asked Questions
What does The Walk for Hunger fundraising support?
As Project Bread's flagship community event and fundraiser, money raised through The Walk for Hunger funds state-wide anti-hunger relief initatives in Massachusetts. And advocate for policies that make food more accessible for everyone. Additionally, Walk Teams that represent organizations that have their own community-based anti-hunger programs are eligible to join The Commonwealth fundraising share prorgram. 60% of funds raised by these teams are granted back to their organizations to support their community initiatives.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
There is no fundraising minimum for The Walk for Hunger. We recommend a fundraising goal of $250 for individuals. Raising $500 to join the Heart & Sole Circle, our group of elite fundraisers! As a "Heart & Soler" you'll receive Heart & Sole recognition on your 2023 Walk for Hunger t-shirt and personalized fundraising support from our team.
Where should I send checks?
Please mail checks to Project Bread’s office at 145 Border Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Please put your name in the memo line of each check. When you add donations to your fundraising page please include the check number for reference.
What is Project Bread’s Tax ID?
I want to use a donor advised fund or charitable account to donate, how do I do that?
The best first step is to contact you charitable account manager directly on their website or by phone. Please include the Walker’s name in the designation or memo section of your gift. You will also likely need Project Bread’s mailing address and tax id number (both included above). If you need to include a contact at Project Bread you man list Alexa Drolette, Senior Director of Development.