A Hyde Park resident is helping to organize the annual Walk for Hunger benefiting Project Bread.
Robyn Gibson Asenso is one of 13 Project Bread campaign associates organizing the 20-mile walk, which last year attracted approximately 43,000 participants and raised $3.6 million to help the non-profit organization provide food to men, women, and children across the Commonwealth.
At a recent volunteer event at the Pine Street Inn in the South End, Asenso spoke of the importance of helping others at a time when many are struggling financially.
“I am so grateful that Project Bread funds Pine Street Inn because, in all of this economic chaos, there is a stable place like Pine Street that will help people in need of support, resources, and a warm meal and bed,” Asenso said, according to a statement released by Project Bread.
“Walking and fundraising for The Walk for Hunger will make a healthy difference for thousands of people in need.”
Project Bread supports community-based meal programs, childhood nutrition initiatives, and greater access to fresh, locally grown food. It calls the Walk for Hunger “the oldest continual pledge walk in the country.” The event is sponsored by Freihofer’s Baking Company with assistance from the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation and Raytheon Company.
The 45th Walk for Hunger will take place on Sunday, May 5. For more information, or to register for the walk, visit http://www.projectbread.org/walk.