Boston Globe: Walk for Hunger raises money to address a crisis worsened by the pandemic

With food insecurity elevated in Massachusetts due to the pandemic, the annual Walk for Hunger raised more than $1 million as the event took place virtually again this year, according to organizers.

For one group of walkers on Sunday, the event is their opportunity to give back to a program that helps support them.

“There was so much desire from our folks to do something,” this year, said Kevin Neil, 26, chaplain of MANNA, a community organization of people experiencing homelessness or unstable housing based at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul across from Boston Common.

For at least the past six years — with the exception of last year, when the virus was tearing through the community — the group has raised money and walked as part of the event.

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