A group of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) staffers are walking this spring to support food security locally and statewide.
Team SCES is participating in the 2022 Project Bread Walk for Hunger to raise funds for SCES Meals on Wheels and Project Bread’s hunger relief efforts across the Commonwealth.
The Walk for Hunger is being held virtually this year, so Team SCES is walking throughout the month of April and on May 1, with the goal of raising $1,000 to support those causes.
As a local non-profit that supports food security, SCES Meals on Wheels will receive 60 cents of every dollar raised by the team. The other 40 cents go toward Project Bread’s relief efforts.
SCES Meals on Wheels has a direct impact on food security in Cambridge and Somerville. In a recent survey of SCES Meals on Wheels recipients, 72% of respondents said the program provides their main meal of the day. Just under half of respondents said they would have a food shortage without the meals.
Statewide, the pandemic caused food insecurity to skyrocket. Project Bread estimates that 1 in 5 households with children across the Commonwealth are facing hunger right now.
To support Team SCES, visit the Team Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services page at Walk For Hunger page on ProjectBread.org.
We also have a limited supply of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services T-shirts for donors who give $50 or more, while supplies last. Email Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And be sure to look out for virtual walk updates from Team SCES in April on the SCES Facebook and Instagram pages.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older adults in Somerville and Cambridge. For free advice and guidance on questions of aging, caregiving or disability, contact our Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601, email email@example.com, or visit our website eldercare.org.