Walk for Hunger

The United Parish has a 30+ year tradition of joining Project Bread's Walk for Hunger, a fundraising and community planning organization for more than 400 hunger programs across Massachusetts.

This organization assists the 9.6% of Massachusetts families that deal with some level of food insecurity. Project Bread funds Chefs in Schools to improve the nutrition of school lunches, a user-friendly website to help people sign up for Food Stamps, a food source hotline (800-645-8333), and food programs such as the Brookline Food Pantry.

"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!" (Romans 10:15)

walkforhunger@upbrookline.org

Upcoming Walk for Hunger Events

May 2, 2021 (All day) (Virtual Walk for Hunger)

Latest Walk for Hunger News

Virtual Walk for Hunger - May 2, 2021
Posted: Apr 8 2021 - 1:32pm

United Parish has faithfully supported the annual Walk for Hunger, reaching beyond Brookline to fund hunger programs throughout Massachusetts. This year, we are still in the pandemic and the Walk will be virtual, taking contributions through this United Parish Team web page or via check made out to “Project Bread” and sent to the Church Office (210 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446). The Missions Giving Team is again challenging us to raise $5,000 to be matched with mission funds.

We are proud to have been one of the top fundraising teams last year, raising $13,650. We need to let our neighbors who are in the midst of economic difficulty know that we have not forgotten them and we stand with them. 

The Walk’s parent organization, Project Bread, supports food pantries and meal programs, helps organize new programs, runs the Food Source Hotline 800-645-8333, studies hunger needs, and organizes advocates to improve food accessibility.

A contribution through this link is the quickest way to participate. But for those who will miss the exercise and fellowship of the Walk, you can also join a United Parish Sacred Stroll in the Walk’s honor on Saturday, May 1.  Watch for further information. 

You can also invent your own “Walk” activity: register as a United Parish Team member (for free) and write the description of your own (or your group’s) challenge, inviting others to click on your name on our Team page, then contribute to the Walk under your name. You can notify your friends by creating an email/Facebook/Instagram/Twitter link direct to your team member page.

Last year, United Parish high school student Melanie C. created a substitute “Walk” activity and impressed her friends with a video of her challenge to keep a soccer ball in the air for 200 kicks. She raised $1,000!   Melanie suggests United Parish families, Sunday School class, or other group register a member and work on a challenge together. Your goal could be a total number of steps on your phone pedometer in April, a bike ride, photo(s) or poster(s) about healthy eating, etc. Post your idea in our Realm church directory news feed for the congregation to see. We know this church can get creative. Your community thanks you!

Contact: Beverly B. at walkforhunger@upbrookline.org.

Walk for Hunger Fundraising Totals
Posted: Jun 16 2020 - 1:19pm

We are so excited to report that we raised a total of $13,701 for Project Bread this year. We are now 7th in the top 10 fundraising teams! You can find our ranking among the top teams at projectbread.org (just scroll down). Contact Beverly B. at walkforhunger@upbrookline.org.

Virtual Walk for Hunger a Success!
Posted: May 7 2020 - 4:29pm

You opened your hearts to the need and now we celebrate a United Parish fundraising record for the Walk for Hunger! Individuals in our congregation, along with relatives and friends, have raised $7,450 for the Walk. With Mission Giving's additional $6,200 contribution, we are donating a total of $13,650 to the Walk. It is wonderful how, with God in our midst, we can make a difference together. Special thanks go to Melanie C., who inspired at least 14 other donations! If you missed out, it is not too late to add your contribution here or by sending a check to the Church Office. Appreciation goes out to all of you. Contact walkforhunger@upbrookline.org.