April 30, 2017
Walk for Hunger approaches 50-year milestone
“BOSTON — With sturdy walking shoes and big hearts, an expected crowd of 35,000 will gather in Boston on May 7 to walk 20 miles in support of the country’s largest single-day fundraiser for hunger relief.
“I have so much respect for people who come and walk,” said Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread, the nonprofit organization that organizes the annual Boston Walk for Hunger. “I think it’s just marvelous. It’s a very diverse crowd with a lot of young people, and it’s really inspirational. The walk is an extraordinary picture of strangers who come out and walk and raise money for people they don’t even know.”
This year’s event will be the 49th Walk for Hunger. Parker hopes it will raise $2.7 million to help fund food pantries, urban garden projects and other programs that help provide for people in need across Massachusetts. Funds from the annual walk help support more than 300 local programs in nearly 100 Massachusetts communities.”