On Sunday, May 1st, 2011 Erica Citro participated in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger. The 20-mile Walk route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge.
Erica and fellow walker Savie Vath walked a total of 20 miles and Erica earned $310 for the cause. When asked why she does the walk, Erica said, “I found it very rewarding to do something for others. I enjoyed doing it and would do it again.”
Erica lives in Saugus, MA and has been employed at Elliot Whittier Insurance Services, LLC since 2006. She holds a CISR & PLCS designation and was recently promoted to Personal Lines Supervisor it’s Winthrop, MA office. Elliot Whittier also has an office in Peabody, MA.
Elliot Whittier supports the involvement of it’s employees who choose to take part in volunteer efforts.
“We believe that by contributing to the world around us through volunteerism and financial contributions, we enrich both ourselves and our Elliot Whittier Team, which is reflected in the value we bring to our clients.” said Elliot Whittier CEO, Steve Roy.
According to Project Bread, Hunger affects more than 660,000 people in Massachusetts, including the state’s most vulnerable citizens — children, the elderly, the disabled, and the unemployed.
Hunger also affects the working poor, who use more and more of their income to pay rent, heating oil, medical care, and childcare. Both children and the elderly are disproportionately represented at emergency food programs funded by Project Bread. In low-income communities throughout the state, one child in three lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table.
Since 1969, Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger has provided critical resources for hungry children and families in Massachusetts. Today, The Walk for Hunger is the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger.
Money raised through The Walk for Hunger funds more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and food salvage programs in 135 communities across Massachusetts.
The Walk for Hunger is held on the first Sunday in May every year.
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