BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —The annual Walk for Hunger was held Sunday in Boston. Thousands of people attended the event, including some Massachusetts officials.
The Walk for Hunger is put on by Project Bread. The event, according to their website, “raises awareness about hunger and funds to support programs across Massachusetts that help residents access food.”
Mayor Marty Walsh, Rep. Jim McGovern, Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn attended to help cheer on the walkers.
Some participants walked for the shelters they work at, some for their churches, and some walked because their companies participated in the fundraising. Others walked for their children, like Megan, whose 10-month-old daughter, Josie, was with her in a stroller.
“It’s incredibly tragic in one of the richest countries in the world there’s anyone hungry, in particular children. And as a mom I want to show here there’s a lot we can do to make the world a better place. And there’s big things and small things, and this is a big thing,” Megan said.
Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger is the oldest pledge walk in the country.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports