Join Team MTA in the Walk for Hunger

Walk for Hunger 2014

For the second year in a row, Team MTA will participate in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, which will take place on Sunday, May 4.

The Walk for Hunger is a 20-mile trek that begins and ends at the Boston Common. Walkers secure pledges for their efforts. Project Bread has raised more than $100 million since the walk began in 1969.

Project Bread estimates that 11 percent of the state’s households experience hunger daily. The organization funds a variety of programs in Massachusetts aimed at ending hunger, and the organization is also active in schools, where it has provided breakfasts and various healthful eating programs. Project Bread uses the walk as much to raise awareness of hunger as it does to raise money. To maintain its autonomy in meeting community needs, Project Bread relies on personal donations and support from local businesses. It does not accept money from multinational food companies.

To join the team, visit Team MTA's page on the Walk for Hunger website. You can also type in Team MTA or find the team on the list of participants.

Quincy Education Association member Nicole Prevost, the captain of Team MTA, can be reached at 781.724.4489 or by e-mail at suzzyjojo@aol.com. Walkers will receive a Team MTA T-shirt. There are several checkpoints along the route, which runs through Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Watertown and Newton. At each checkpoint, walkers have the opportunity to ride a shuttle back to Boston Common. Those who cannot participate in the walk but still want to help may donate directly to Team MTA via the Project Bread website.

Check out coverage of Team MTA in 2013, and donate or register for the walk.