Walk for Hunger
To the Editor:
On Sunday, May 6, tens of thousands of caring people of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups will join together on Boston Common to participate in Project Bread’s 44th Annual Walk for Hunger.
Project Bread recently released its 2011 Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts, which revealed that over 700,000 people in the Commonwealth are struggling with hunger and food insecurity. This is the highest rate recorded in Massachusetts since this data was first collected by the US Census Bureau in 1995.
This increase is certainly reflected in Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry, where we served 13 percent more households during the first eight months of this fiscal year than last year during the same time. The faces of our neighbors – the long-term unemployed, underemployed, homeless, children and elderly – are the faces behind the statistics, and we see them every day in the Food Pantry.
Funding from the Walk for Hunger directly benefits our own community and enables us to provide nourishing food to those in need. Please consider walking, donating, organizing a Walk Team or becoming a Volunteer.
Council of Social Concern has formed a team that will be walking on May 6. If you would like to walk with or sponsor that team, please contact Yessica at 781-935-6495, ext. 232. If you would like to do something else, all the information and helpful tools you will need can be found at www.projectbread.org or you can call Project Bread at 617-723-5000.
Whether you walk, donate or volunteer, your help is vitally important. Together we can make a difference!
Karen Colatrella, Food Pantry Director
Thank you, Masotta's
In recognition of effective use of the Buddy Poppy in displaying the story of Veterans of Foreign Wars efforts to aid the disabled and needy veterans through programs made possible by the public support of the annual distribution of the Buddy Poppies.
Massotta’s have donated through the Buddy Poppies 100’s of dollars for these programs. Dino and customers have been more than generous in support of our veterans.
We thank Dino and wish him the very best in his new endeavor.
Many programs the VFW supports and we are proud to be veterans of the VFW. Your membership will ensure dedicated to ensuring rights, remembering sacrifices, promoting patriotism, performing community service, advocating defense and supporting our troops.
Your membership and dues goes a long way in support of these programs.
Come join or re-join our ranks—You’ve earned it!
Charles T. Culhane, Commander
Alfred DiPaoli, Quartermaster
George Poole, Senior –Vice Cmdr.
VFW, Post 543
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