PROJECT BREAD / THE WALK FOR HUNGER
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Catching Joy Cheering Station at Finish Line, 11AM-1PM
Catching Joy Walking Team, Registration from 7AM-9AM.
Catching Joy is pleased to support The Walk for Hunger! Catching Joy kids and their families will cheer at the FInish Line at the Boston Common, from 11AM-1PM, with pom poms, posters they made, and their energy and enthusiasm to help the cause. If you would like to cheer with us, RSVP . There will be opportunities to get together to make posters together, too, so keep checking www.catchingjoy.org for Poster Painting dates.
Catching Joy has a few walkers doing the 20 mile walk. To join the Catching Joy walking team, register online and join the “Catching Joy” team. All are welcome! There is no fundraising minimum. RSVP for more info.
Why are we volunteering? We’re volunteering because many Massachusetts families are seeing their monthly income stretched beyond capacity. They are forced to go without food in order to pay their rent, utility, and medical bills. The demand for emergency food has never been greater with pantries and meal programs supported by Project Bread serving 57.3 million meals last year alone. Hunger is not just an urban problem – it exists in nearly every community throughout the state.
Who is hungry? Hunger affects more than 554,000 people in Massachusetts, including the state’s most vulnerable citizens: children, the elderly, the disabled, and the unemployed. Hunger also affects the working poor, who use more and more of their income to pay rent, heating oil, medical care, and childcare. Both children and the elderly are disproportionately represented at emergency food programs funded by Project Bread. In low-income communities throughout the state, one child in three lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table.
Please get involved or donate to the Walk to help. Together we CAN make a difference!
About The Walk for Hunger
Since 1969, Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger has provided critical resources for hungry children and families in Massachusetts. Today, The Walk for Hunger is the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger. Money raised through The Walk for Hunger funds more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and food salvage programs in 135 communities across Massachusetts. The Walk for Hunger is held on the first Sunday in May every year. The 20-mile Walk route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, and Cambridge.
About Project Bread
As the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. In addition to organizing the annual Walk for Hunger and supporting emergency food programs statewide, Project Bread also advocates systematic solutions that prevent hunger in children and that provide food to families in everyday settings.