To the Editor:
On Sunday, May 6th, Project Bread will celebrate the 2012 Walk for Hunger. The 20-mile route begins at the Boston Common and weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, to Cambridge. In the current economic crisis, this year’s Walk has never been more important. I encourage Easton residents to consider taking part in this important event that helps families right here in our area who struggle to put food on the table almost everyday.
Today in Massachusetts, over 700,000 people in Massachusetts do not have enough to eat. As the crisis continues, more and more Easton and Brockton families turn to My Brother's Keeper for assistance. We are blessed to receive food donations from our community, but we still have to purchase additional food to fulfill all the requests for food assistance that we receive. To keep up with the need in our community, our food costs have increased an incredible 67%.
Because of this, we are especially grateful for the funding we receive from The Walk for Hunger, which helps us provide nourishing food to those in need. Consider walking, donating, organizing a Walk Team, or becoming a Volunteer. It’s the year to do something, anything — because every dollar, every mile, and every volunteer will help. The money from The Walk for Hunger stays in our own community and state of Massachusetts.
For more information and helpful tools visit www.projectbread.org or call Project Bread at 617-723-5000. If you can’t be there this year, support someone who can or be part of the “virtual walk” with a donation. We can all do our part to help those in need in our area.
Manager, Food Assistance Program
My Brother’s Keeper
If you would like to submit a letter on this subject or any subject, email Patrick.Maguire@Patch.com