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Walk for Hunger: Sunday, May 3: Come One, Come All

For 11 years, First Parish of Sudbury has sponsored a team to participate in the Walk for Hunger. This is the 46th annual fundraiser by Project Bread. Funds raised through the Walk support more than 400 emergency food programs in 135 communities in Massachusetts, including the Sudbury Food Pantry.

For the second year, First Parish is making an all out effort to participate in the Walk for Hunger. Rev. Marjorie is going to lead the walking team while there will be a simplified worship experience in our Sudbury Meetinghouse. We hope many (most!) of our First Parish adults and children will join us by walking in or volunteering at the Walk for Hunger.

We are putting such a strong focus on the Walk for Hunger because hunger and the food insecurity associated with poverty continues to be a major health issue and a social justice concern in Massachusetts. For most of us, hunger is a fleeting need we can satisfy quickly. But hunger isn’t fleeting for 11.4% of Massachusetts’s households-the 700,000 children and adults who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Join Our Team at: http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger

Last year we raised $14,000!! Our team goal this year is $15,000. You can help us reach that goal in three ways:

Join the walking team-solicit donations from your family and friends, then spend the morning walking with your FPS friends. The Walk starts early on the Boston Common and winds for 20 miles through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Brighton, and Cambridge, returning to Boston Common. It is a lovely Spring Day and a good opportunity to admire the scenery and talk with fellow walkers. Only a few hardy members of our team finish the full 20 miles, so don’t let that stand in your way! Kids and families are welcome! Any participation is good participation and there are buses to pick you up along the way, if needed. We will organize transportation from Sudbury.

Go to: http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger
Choose the green button: Join a Team
Type in “First Parish of Sudbury” in the Team Name box, hit the green “Search for a Team” button
Join First Parish of Sudbury
to join the walking team and set up your donation page
OR

Join the volunteer team-for those who can’t walk, you can still support this effort, join the fun, cheer on our FPS walkers and raise money! We are helping at Rest Stop 4 at the Elliot Church in Newton Corner (just off the Mass Pike). This involves providing water to the walkers, stamping their walk cards and cheering them on. We are looking for 7 people to be there between 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM and another 7 people to be there between 10:00 and 3:30 PM. We will organize transportation from Sudbury.
Go to: http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger
Choose the green button: Join a Team
Type in “First Parish of Sudbury” in the Team Name box, hit the green Search for a Team button
Join First Parish of Sudbury Volunteers
to join the volunteer team and set up your donation page

OR

Donate to one of the teams-for those who are unavailable to either walk or volunteer, we still need your help.
Go to: http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger to make a donation to one of the FPS teams.
Choose the green button: Donate to a Walker/Team
In the search box, type in “First Parish of Sudbury”
Choose a team for your donation: Walk Team or Volunteer Team.
If you would prefer to donate by cash or check, please make the checks out to Project Bread and give them to any team member during Social Hour. If you have any questions, please ask Liz Rust or Ginny Doxsey.

The Walk For Hunger is THE PLACE TO BE on May 3! THE MORE, THE MERRIER!