Mayor Encourages First Congregational Church “Walk for Hunger” Team
April 18, 2019
Mayor Brian Arrigo extended his encouragement to the team of walkers from Revere’s First Congregational Church who will take part in the 2019 Project Bread “Walk for Hunger” on May 5 at Boston Common. The ‘Walk’ is the longest-running community event in the country that raises awareness about hunger. “The Revere Food Pantry fills a vital need in our community,” said Mayor Arrigo. “We’re proud of everyone who extends themselves in support of fellow residents in need.”
This year, the Congregational Church team will conduct its own fundraising in conjunction with the Walk. Wendy Baur, principal of the Food Pantry, explained that 2019 will mark the first time that participants can raise money for their own cause. “In previous years, we would apply for a grant,” Baur said. “By raising funds through our team’s own effort, 60 per cent of the funds goes directly to our Food Pantry more money in addition to any grants we receive.”
Anyone who wants to support the First Congregational team can join with them in the Walk, or pledge to donate to their team. For more information contact the First Congregational Church at 781 284 4158.
“The dedication of people like Wendy Baur and her team exemplifies compassion and concern for their fellow residents. This is what ‘community’ is all about” said Mayor Arrigo.