I joined the Board of Project Bread at the beginning of last year. It's been an eye-opening experience. I've seen the enormous number of people who suffer from food insecurity, an issue that has skyrocketed during COVID. But I've also seen the hunger is a problem that can be solved – that with the right policies and infrastructure connecting individuals to reliable sources of food, we can develop scalable, sustainable solutions to address food insecurity. Project Bread has been on the front lines of this fight for over 50 years and continues to do incredible, innovative work that has never been more critical than it is today. The organization was even named one of Boston Globe's 2020 Bostonians of the Year.
Prior to the pandemic, Project Bread was best known for its signature event, The Walk for Hunger, a 20 mile walk through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Cambridge. First held in 1969, it's one of the oldest fundraising walks in the country. Obviously, due to COVID, they will be unable to hold the Walk for Hunger this weekend; however, I plan to walk near my home, as will many others. I hope you will consider giving to this virtual (yet just as important) event, and if you like, you're welcome to join the team and take a walk with family or friends in your bubble.
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You can learn more about food insecurity in Massachusetts here.