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Project Bread Annual Walk for Hunger Virtual Fundraiser Continues Through June 30

Sunday, Project Bread hosted the nonprofit’s 52nd annual Walk for Hunger, the first virtual one, to raise funds to support the leading statewide anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts’ COVID-19 hunger relief efforts and community partners. More than 1,600 virtual participants hit the pavement in their neighborhoods and rallied supporters online to raise $895,000 for the cause. Fundraising for the event will continue through June 30.
     Historically, the Walk for Hunger, the nation’s oldest continual pledge walk, takes place the first Sunday of May on the Boston Common. However, in mid-March Project Bread announced the one-day fundraising event would transform into a virtual fundraiser. The change did not sway participants. Individual walkers and teams found new ways to raise funds, sewing and selling face masks, doing family challenges, writing songs and walking their own routes to raise awareness and funds to ensure the nonprofit can continue to meet the growing need as we continue to navigate the socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
     It’s not too late to join Project Bread in the fight against hunger! To support those in need, register and fundraise as a virtual walker through June 30, or make a donation at projectbread.org/walk
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