On Sunday, May 5, Project Bread will celebrate the 45th Walk for Hunger.
As executive director of the Berkshire Food Project, I witness the human cost of this crisis every day. I urge all Northern Berkshire residents to take part in this important event that helps families right here in Berkshire County who struggle to put food on the table almost every day.
Today in Massachusetts, over 750,000 people do not have enough to eat. At the Berkshire Food Project, we agree with Project Bread that the opposite of hungry is not simply full, but healthy. Unfortunately, without continued funding, we will have to cut back on the help we can give. Last year alone, the BFP provided this community with over 27,000 meals and emergency food.
It is a pretty straightforward equation: The funding from The Walk for Hunger enables us to provide people with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food. We want to build food security in the Berkshires. Consider walking, donating, volunteering, or creating your own Walk team. All of the money raised from The Walk for Hunger stays in Massachusetts.
I urge you to help us at Berkshire Food Project to eradicate hunger in our state and give everyone in need the dignity and voice they deserve.