Photos by Christina Zhang, bostonese.com
Boston, May 1, 2016, — More than 40,000 people came together on the Boston Common to make a powerful statement about hunger in Massachusetts today. In addition to the scenic 10-mile Walk course along the Charles River, this year the Walk for Hunger kicked off with a 5k timed race starting on the Boston Common.
Since 1969, The Walk for Hunger has been a tradition in Massachusetts. Today, the Walk has become the country’s oldest continual pledge walk and the largest one-day fundraiser focused on alleviating hunger. The Walk for Hunger always takes place on the first Sunday in May.
Over 46 years, the Walk has generated more than $100 million through individual contributions of less than $100 — a powerful demonstration of neighbors caring for neighbors. Money raised from the Walk will be used to develop and fund hundreds of critical programs that provide hunger relief to families and individuals across the state.