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Bread Walk is Live Again!

by Bella Caggiano
After being virtual for the past three years, one of Massachusetts’ famous fundraisers is back and Norwood again be well represented! The 55th Annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger will be held on Sunday, May 7, and the Norwood Food Pantry team, let by Team Captain Nick Campagna, have already been soliciting donations for this fun-filled three-mile walk around Boston’s iconic Boston Common. Norwood residents are invited to join the team or donate to support their neighbors and thousands of people throughout Massachusetts.
The Norwood Team, at press time, was listed as the 6th top team with money raised for the cause at $5,598. Hopefully by the day of the walk, that number would have grown to their $10,000 goal. Norwood’s team members are: Captain Nick Campagna, Elana Aiello, Jeannette Chambers, Kevin Chatten, Tracey Johnson, Jean Palmateer, Mary Anne Paradise, Michaela Scarpone, Jennifer Tidd, and Wayne Zafft.
There will be lots to do for both walkers and spectators on Boston’s central park. Throughout the event, three will be entertainment both on the main stage on the Common and along the route, photo booths, lawn games, facepainting, balloon animals, giveaways, fresh fruit, food trucks, and more!
Registration opens at 8 a.m., Project Bread President & CEO Erin McAleer with guest speakers will welcome the walkers at 8:45 a.m., and the three-mile walk (three loops) will commence at 9 a.m.! 
There is still time to start a personal fundraiser or join the Norwood Food Pantry  team for those residents looking to help. 
Tax deductible donations are also taken to support the Norwood Pantry team in person or online.
To find out more, sign up, or, call Nick at 781-762-6866, email [email protected], or go to http://support.project
Established in 1969, the Walk for Hunger is the oldest continual pledge walk in the country.  Over 40,000 are expected to take part in the fundraiser this year. 
Feeding the Norwood community is a year-long mission. Donations are accepted each week at the Norwood Food Pantry located at the rear entrance of Grace Episcopal Church, 150 Chapel St., Thursday mornings, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or Saturday mornings, 7:30-11 a.m. Parking is available and volunteers are on hand to assist in carrying bags and boxes.
Project Bread supports a wide variety of programs across Massachusetts, including community-based meal programs, early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, creating better access to fresh local food resources, and more. Last year alone, organization funded organizations to provide 61 million meals to hungry people.