Team SCES Walks Against Hunger

Staffers from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) recently volunteered to help provide hunger relief by participating in the Project Bread Walk for Hunger.

The 10-mile walk alongside the Charles River on May 1 capped a fundraising effort that saw Team SCES raise $1,805 to help Project Bread develop programs that provide hunger relief across the state. That’s nearly double the group’s initial goal of $1,000, noted Team SCES captain Deborah McLean.

Team SCES 2016
Team SCES celebrated a banner year in the Walk for Hunger, nearly doubling its fundraising goal. The team is, from left, Jeanne Leyden, Nancy Murphy, Deborah McLean, Amanda Gutowski, and Anne Fowler. Not pictured: Cassie Cramer.

“It was more than we anticipated, and I think a lot of it had to do with letting people know about the walk and how important it is for our agency,” said McLean, who is Community Meals Program Director for SCES.

Project Bread supports the Greater Boston Food Bank, which provides food donations that help SCES serve more than 500 clients monthly, said McLean.

SCES operates several nutrition and meals services that help people remain healthy and independent at home. Between Meals-On-Wheels and the Congregate Meals Program, SCES served more than 300,000 meals for clients in 2015.

Now in her 10th year as captain for Team SCES, Deborah McLean said it was a great day all around.

“We had a great team and we motivated each other,” she said. “We had a good time—it was just a really awesome day.”

For more information, and to see more photos from the walk, find SCES on Facebook and Twitter.