Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, has awarded $78,700 in grants to emergency food programs throughout MetroWest, including four Framingham organizations, through funds raised by the 44th annual Walk for Hunger.
The grants will support programs such as food pantries, schools, farms, food banks, food salvage programs, and other community organizations providing hunger relief.
Over 43,000 supporters walked to raise money to help the hungry.
In the MetroWest area, 22 different agencies will benefit from these grants. Emergency food programs are a vital resource for people who struggle with hunger, something an estimated 750,000 people in Massachusetts experience. Last year, the Project Bread–funded emergency food programs across the state reported serving 61 million meals to those in need.
“As we begin to think about the holidays,” said Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread, “it’s important to remember those who are still struggling to put food on the table for their families. We owe them as great a measure of relief as we can possibly provide.”
Statewide, Project Bread is funding over 430 food programs in 125 communities with donations from The Walk for Hunger.
Framingham organizations awarded include:
- Salvation Army
- United Way of Tri-County
- South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.
- St. Bridget's Food Pantry
As the state’s leading antihunger organization, Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. Through The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country.