Wareham's Walk for Hunger raises approximately $10,000
More than 100 people raised $10,000 by stepping out at the Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday during the ninth annual Walk for Hunger.
The event, which benefits Wareham-based food pantries, is tied to the Project Bread Walk for Hunger & 5K Run held the same day in Boston. That walk celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday.
The local event started as a way for residents to support Project Bread, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating hunger in Massachusetts, without having to travel far.
“This beats going to Boston,” said Rev. Ginnie Doran of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Doran offered a blessing before the walk started Sunday afternoon. She noted that the walk had support from all the churches in town and everyone is welcome to attend.
“Whether people are of faith or not this is a cause that all people can come together for,” said Doran.
Pat Probert, a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, noted that four food pantries will benefit from the money raised. Her church operates one held once a month that benefits roughly 20 families.
Among the walkers was Denise Fisher and her 11-year-old son Jacob, members of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Sunday marked the fourth year they participated.
Fisher said it was a great cause to support. It’s also a fun event, too.
“The kids really get into it,” she said. “They use noisemakers, get dressed up and it really becomes quite the event.”