Project Bread's Walk for Hunger Raises $3.6 Million

42,000 participated in Sunday's annual event.

1. Forecasts are calling for a sunny Monday with highs in the lower 60s and a light breeze around 5 mph.

2. Forty-two thousand people participated in Project Bread's annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday, raising $3.6 million for emergency food programs across the state. Spectacular blue skies helped attract over 1,000 religious organizations, 1,200 corporate teams, 1,200 schools and 700 friends and family groups to the walk, which began in the Boston Common.

“This walk has been one of the most gratifying we’ve held,” said Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger. “Being able to do this well in a down economy shows the commitment of our walkers and volunteers to help those in need."

3. The South End's is featured in the May issue of Boston Magazine in a feature called "Big Deals." The restaurant's signature burger is "gastronomically worth" its $18 price tag, the story says. "This badass bundle of pasture-raised prime beef requires two hands."

4. Also in the news - stylist Nicole Rogers will be featured in Allure Magazine's July issue, the salon announced. Rogers will be featured in the magazine's "Best Color Under $100" directory.

5. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is feeding your creative soul, and stomach, with its annual food drive that runs through May 7. The drive, which started in 2009 as part of "Orchestras Feeding America," benefits the Greater Boston Food Bank. This year, the BSO extended it from one week to four, and is participating in a virtual food drive as well. To make a donation, click here. During concerts, look for bins at the entrance to Symphony hall before the performance and during intermissions.


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