On Sunday, May 3, the Simonds' family will be participating in Project Bread's 2009 Walk for Hunger.
Why are we walking? 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 43.4 million meals last year alone. Hunger is not just an urban problem — it exists in nearly every community throughout the state.
The money that we raise by walking as much as we can of the 20-mile route will directly help hungry people. Since we will have Bear was us, we are aiming for 5-10 miles. Funds raised through the Walk support more than 400 emergency food programs in 128 communities statewide.
Who is hungry? Hunger affects more than 522,000 people in Massachusetts, including the state’s most vulnerable citizens — children, the elderly, the disabled, and the unemployed.
Please donate to our walk to help us make a difference and reach our family fundraising goal. Thank you for your support of us and of hungry people.
About Project Bread
As the state’s leading antihunger 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.