Sunday, May 07, 2006

Walk for Hunger

If you live in the Boston area you are well familar with the Walk for Hunger which is a 20 mile route. The 20-mile Walk for Hunger begins on the Boston Common, and winds through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge before returning to the Boston Common.

Walk for Hunger is the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger.

I have done the Walk 4 times in the past and it is a great and rewarding experience.

According to a recent USDA report, 179,000 households (449,000 people) in Massachusetts are struggling to put food on the table. The report also compared the 2002-2004 statistics to those of 1999-2001, and found that 18,000 more households - approximately 45,000 more people - were hungry

If you are local to Massachusetts, I highly recommend making a donation today. Project Bread donation page

If you are not in Massachusetts, I recommend finding out where you local food pantry is. A donation of money, time or food would be highly welcomed.

Remember while we may always be struggling wiht money, there is always someone who has less than us.

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