Interfaith Mini Walk for Hunger Organizers Invite Community Participation in 12th Annual Walk
By Connie Rizoli
Hunger remains a big problem in Massachusetts. Food insecurity has doubled during the COVID pandemic especially among households with children where this issue has been rising again.
The 12th annual Interfaith Mini Walk for Hunger is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 17, to benefit Project Bread, a state-wide anti-hunger organization. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth David in Westwood. In addition to gathering monetary sponsors for Project Bread, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to donate to local food pantries.
The Interfaith Walk, originally inspired as a bar mitzvah project, has united houses of worship in several communities, including Westwood, Dedham, Norwood, Sharon and Canton for this family-friendly, 3-mile Walk. Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus will participate in this year’s Walk, although one need not be a member of a house of worship to participate.
No advance registration is necessary. More information is available at http://support.projectbread.org/goto/interfaithmini. Many local businesses are supporting the Walk, including our gold sponsors, Dedham Savings and Wegmans.
Project Bread is dedicated to connecting people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable food sources while advocating for policies that make food more accessible so that no one goes hungry. Project Bread aims to achieve this mission through its programmatic work that incorporates a combination of direct impact work and policy engagement.
Project Bread’s programmatic work includes helping schools across the state implement and expand school breakfast programs. The Summer Food Service Program allows kids experiencing food insecurity to have a nutritional safety net for summer. Project Bread also partners with school districts to make their food service programs healthier and of better quality. It also operates the FoodSource Hotline, a resource to the public for personalized support and connection to food resources, including support for enrolling in SNAP.
Please join us on our Walk. Together we are stronger; together, we can make a difference.
Thanks to Ms. Connie Rizoli, Co-Chair of the 12th annual Interfaith Mini walk for Hunger, for contributing this article to Westwood Minute.