A North End resident is helping to organize the annual Walk for Hunger benefiting Project Bread.
Elizabeth Kent is one of 13 Project Bread campaign associates organizing the 20-mile walk, which last year attracted approximately 43,000 participants and raised $3.6 million to help the non-profit organization provide food to men, women, and children across the Commonwealth.
At a recent volunteer event at the Pine Street Inn in the South End, Asenso spoke of the importance of providing healthy, balanced meals to those in need.
“It was exciting to see the healthy meals provided to the clients — that fresh fruits and vegetables were a part of their daily menu,” Kent said, according to a statement released by Project Bread.
“Experiencing the hard work and dedication of the kitchen staff and helping them was great and led me to think about how important fundraising actually is in order to continue healthy meal programs like these.”
Project Bread supports community-based meal programs, childhood nutrition initiatives, and greater access to fresh, locally grown food. It calls the Walk for Hunger “the oldest continual pledge walk in the country.” The event is sponsored by Freihofer’s Baking Company with assistance from the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation and Raytheon Company.
The 45th Walk for Hunger will take place on Sunday, May 5. For more information, or to register for the walk, visit http://www.projectbread.org/walk.