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Welcome to The 56th Walk for Hunger! Project Bread strives to make our space on Boston Common inclusive and safe for all.

7:30 am: Check-in and Day of Registration opens for all Walkers!

  • Please allow yourself plenty of time to check-in in the morning,.
  • If you have raised $500 in your personal fundraiser, you are a "Heart & Soler" and will check-in at the Heart & Sole Tent
  • If you have cash or checks, you can turn them in at check-in. Please write your name in the memo line.

8:00 am: Grains & Greens Demo with Project Bread's Chef Sheery.
8:30 am: Opening remarks by Project Bread's CEO, Erin McAleer, & Greg Wilmot, 2024 Patrick Hughes Award for Social Justice.
9:00 am: The Walk kicks-off & the fun begins! Visit our action stations along the route and enjoy live music, lawn games, and more.
11:30 am: Closing remarks!

We have tables and rest-stops available throughout The Walk to keep your energy high and your needs met.

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General FAQs:

Your Questions Answered for the Best Experience

The Walk will be held on the Boston Common, on the corner of Beacon St. and Charles St. 

Join us at the Common for our 3-mile route designed for every age and ability or choose to Walk Your Own Way and make a difference from wherever you are! 

Park Street (Red/Green) or Boylston Street (Green) are the closest stations; Government Center (Blue) for a short 10 minute walk).

Boston Common parking garage is located at 0 Charles St. You may also find metered street parking in the area.

The Walk for Hunger will kick off at 9am! Check-in and day-of registration opens at 7:30am.

Nope - flexibility is the name of the game! Choose the option to "Walk Your Own Way" when registering to start raising critical anti-hunger funds and celebrate The Walk for Hunger from wherever you are! 

You can also show your support by giving generously today and contributing to our $1.3 million goal.

The 2024 Walk for Hunger is 3 loops around the Boston Common, each loop is 1 mile. But of course, you can choose how many loops you want to conquer!

Times change, and so do we! The new 3-mile format ensures more of funds we raise together go directly to statewide anti-hunger efforts, carrying on our tradition of neighbors helping neighbors.

The Walk route is fully paved and there will be no street crossings/closures. The route is wheelchair and stroller friendly and there are benches along the entire path.

Wanna go the extra mile? Register for the Walk Your Own Way experience and create your own Walk route to raise awareness and funds about food insecurity from wherever you are. 

Strap on your comfiest walking shoes, charge your phone, and tie a sweatshirt (or raincoat) around your waist just in case. If it’s going to be sunny, consider a hat and sunscreen. 

Bring a waterbottle - there will be refill stations! 

Light snacks, water, and medical support will be available on the Common, but there will not be a place to store your belongings. 

So, bring what you need, but only pack what you can carry!

We love dogs, but for safety, we ask that you please leave them at home. Service dogs are warmly welcome.

Fundraising FAQs:

How You Are Making an Impact

Your participation in The Walk for Hunger fuels vital state-wide anti-hunger initiatives across Massachusetts. We are all about advocating for sustainable, equitable, and community-based solutions to make food accessible for everyone.

There is no registration fee! What are you waiting for? Register now!

Nope, no pressure. But setting a goal of $250 helps make a significant impact. Aim for the stars and hit $500 to join the elite Heart & Sole Circle, earning special recognition, a unique Heart & Sole T-shirt,  and personalized support.

Collecting donations online is recommended and will allow for the quickest and most direct updates to their online fundraising totals. 

If you do receive donations in the form of a check, please follow these steps to ensure its allocated correctly:

  • Make sure your name and / or team name is in the memo line.
    • Checks with only a team name will count toward the team total only.
  • Mail checks to Project Bread at 145 Border Street, East Boston, MA 02128.
  • To track your envelope, use a post office with tracking enabled. Project Bread is not able to support tracking checks until they arrive at our office.
  • Once received and processed by our team, donations will appear on your fundraising page within 2-4 days.

Note: Offline gifts cannot be added directly to your page due to our new registration system introduced in 2024.

For your records, it’s 04-2931195.

It's simple! Make your gift here, or if you prefer, contact your account manager with the Walker or Team's name in the designation or notes section when directing the gift. Include Project Bread's mailing address, tax ID (04-2931195), and list Alexa Drolette, Senior Director of Development, as a contact if needed. Your support means the world!

Please note: Donor advised funds or charitable account gifts may take 1-2 weeks to arrive at Project Bread’s office.

Contact Alanna Woodlock at Alanna_Woodlock@projectbread.org for details on how you can contribute to making a positive impact.