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

Latest Walk for Hunger News

Walk for Hunger 2017 Update
Posted: May 10 2017 - 7:42am

The weather was cool, but beautiful, as 59 people joined United Parish’s effort to support Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger on May 7th. Our age range was 1 to 70+. Twenty-two of us were children and teens, and teen Sunday School teachers joined to walk with their classes. We raised $10,010.

The enthusiasm was evident, and some of us sported balloons and United Parish t-shirts. Rachel S. fueled us with energy bars and Pastor Kent sent us off with a prayer. Pat H., Alicia H., and photographer Bill G. greeted our return from the Walk with our very own Checkpoint booth in our parking lot.

We are proud of Peter R., Holly V., and Beverly B., who each raised at least $500 for the Walk and became Heart & Sole Walkers. Many contributed at church or to our Team fundraising page at www.projectbread.org, helping the 300 Massachusetts food programs that Project Bread supports. Our United Parish Mission Giving Team added funds, so that a total of $10,010 was contributed to help those who struggle to provide a nutritious diet for their families.

As our lawn sign says, we want to “Be the Church” and so we “Share Earthly [as well as Spiritual] Resources.” If you missed the Walk, join with us next year!

 

Walk for Hunger - May 7 2017
Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 10:05am

Join the United Parish Team in the 2017 Walk for Hunger on May 7th. Plan to participate this year by walking, being a virtual walker, or sponsoring a walker on the team. This year there is even a 5K Run option!  Our Mission Giving Ministry Team is contributing $1500 to get us started, and will contribute $50 for each walker/runner who signs up as part of the United Parish team.

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.

Project Bread 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.

Once again, many United Parish families will participate in the Walk for Hunger, walking together with their church friends, classmates and families. This is a fun way to get to know others better at United Parish and to show our support of the greater community at the same time. Children through the 5th grade must be accompanied by an adult. If your child is that age and would like to walk, but you cannot accompany them, please arrange for your child to accompany another family.

We will meet at the United Parish parking lot on Sunday, May 7th at 8:30am and then take the T together to where the walk begins.  We will then walk back to the United Parish building in time for worship @ 11am.

"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

Walk for Hunger Team Success
Posted: May 10 2016 - 7:29am

On Sunday, May 1st, a group of 41 gathered at the church to Walk for Hunger together. All ages joined in, even two-month-old Myers. Some walked the entire 10 miles, but many followed the traditional route through Coolidge Corner and then participated in the worship service at United Parish in Brookline.

We are pleased that the many supporters of our United Parish Team, aided by a United Parish Mission Fund double match, were able to contribute more than ever before to this fundraising Walk. Money raised qualified us for $5000 in matching funds from the United Parish Mission Fund, and the total raised through our Team was $9387. We are especially proud of Priya D., who qualified as a Heart & Sole Walker by raising $500 for our Team.

Project Bread will use the proceeds from the Walk all year to help fund 400+ hunger projects throughout Massachusetts, including our local Brookline Food Pantry. It is a cause we are passionate - and a fun time. We welcome you to join with us next year!