Thousands raise millions to fight hunger in Mass.
BOSTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people from across Massachusetts have raised millions of dollars to fight hunger.
Organizers say 43,000 people participated in Sunday’s 46th annual Walk For Hunger, which started at Boston Common and made its way through Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Cambridge. The entire route is 20 miles.
Although the exact amount raised remains to be determined, organizers say initial estimates indicate the event will reach its goal of raising $3.5 million.
The money will help support local food pantries, community-based meal programs, early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, and improved access to farm-to-table resources.
Despite an improving economy, Project Bread says more than 700,000 people in Massachusetts cannot confidently predict from where their next meal will come.