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Volunteer Boston - Project Bread (Walk For Hunger)   

145 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128

1.617.723.5000 (ph)
1.617.248.8877 (fx)

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Mission Statement

Project Bread's mission is to alleviate, prevent, and ultimately end hunger in Massachusetts.

Project Bread is a private, nonprofit agency funded in part by corporate and government partnerships. Some of its initiatives and programs operate in partnership with the American Red Cross, Harvard School of Public Health, and Massachusetts state agencies.
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Project Bread's Walk For Hunger

For 39 years, 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. Each year on the first Sunday in May, caring people from every background, united in the spirit of helping others, come together to take part in this wonderful Massachusetts tradition to help feed hungry families in their communities. The 20-mile Walk route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, and Cambridge, and includes entertainment and free snacks along the way. The Walk for Hunger funds more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and food salvage programs in 126 communities across Massachusetts.

Volunteer Opportunities - Walk For Hunger - May 4, 2008

Each year, more than 2,000 Volunteers work together to make The Walk for Hunger fun, safe, and successful. Join us for the Walk for Hunger on the first Sunday in May, and be a part of this historic Massachusetts event! Bring a group, or come by yourself and meet new people. Volunteer in the morning, the afternoon, or all day Ė itís up to you. Whether you are beginning or continuing your commitment to helping hungry people, we have something for everyone!

Register to volunteer today! Register online at www.projectbread.org/volunteer and choose your favorite location along the 20-mile Walk route. Once youíve registered, our Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Vacanti, will contact you within two weeks to discuss your assignment location and shift time.

Volunteers can raise money too! Ask your friends and family to pledge you as you give hours and talent to help the hungry. Your work is so important to helping us create a safe, effective Walk that you get credit for doing all twenty miles! Start collecting today. Register online as a Volunteer at www.projectbread.org/volunteer and create your own Walk Webpage, and email friends and family asking them to volunteer with you or pledge you or your team. You can also download the Volunteer Guide and use the pledge sheet to collect cash and checks.

  • Organize a Team: We have lots of opportunities for groups of classmates, coworkers, and friends to help on Walk Day. Bring a team of two, twenty, or more! Register as a Volunteer Team Leader, set up a Team Webpage, and email your friends and family to join your team. To request Volunteer Guides, posters, buttons, and other materials to help you organize your team, visit www.projectbread.org/walkmaterials.
  • Be a Stationary Marshall: We need smiling faces to keep Walkers safe and happy by directing them along the Walk route. You can choose your favorite part of the route and weíll provide the training (not to mention a free Volunteer T-shirt!). Register early and choose your preferred Stationary Marshal locations.
  • Be a Checkpoint Volunteer: Are you friendly and organized? Walkers need water, encouragement, and stamped pledge sheets at each of our nine checkpoints along the Walk route. We need you to make this happen! See map at www.projectbread.org/volunteer for checkpoint locations. Register early and choose your preferred Checkpoint locations.
  • Be a Boston Common Registration Volunteer: We need 200 Volunteers to join us in the morning on the Boston Common. Thereís nothing like witnessing the start of the 40th Walk for Hunger, where thousands of dedicated individuals will be gathered together to end hunger in Massachusetts. Direct Walkers and send them off with a smile.
  • Be a First Aid Volunteer: Are you a nurse, doctor, or EMT? Help keep our Walkers safe and healthy by administering basic first aid on the Boston Common and at each checkpoint along the Walk route.
  • Be a Finish Line Volunteer: We need energetic Volunteers to cheer on Walkers and congratulate them as they take that final step over the finish line on the Boston Common.
  • Be a Setup or Breakdown Volunteer: Donít mind getting a little dirty, doing some heavy lifting, and volunteering before the sun rises or after it sets? Join our Setup or Breakdown Crews and help load and unload supply boxes, and setup and takedown tables, chairs, and tents on the Common. This is a great team-building opportunity for groups!

Source: Project Bread Marketing & Development
Updated: Mar 09 2008

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