Ion has volunteered for the 50th Walk for Hunger, which took place on May, 6, 2018 in Boston
Massachusetts. Every year, thousands of Bostonians participate in this 20 miles walk in order to
raise money to end hunger in Massachusetts.
Last year, money raised through the Walk supported 263 local programs in nearly 100 communities
across the state, including food pantries, meal programs, local farms, urban gardens and early
childhood and school nutrition programs. These programs address hunger on both the individual and
systemic level.

Ion has participated in the event with his host Mom, who is supporting actively this event the last 35
years. This ear she walked 15 miles of 20.
Ion has volunteered at the Food arena, where he was helping the organization team to disburse
snacks and water to the runners and participants of the event. The total time dedicated to this
activity was 4 hours (8.30 AM-12.30 PM).

The reason for choosing to support this movement lays in the amplitude of this phenomenon
worldwide – hunger and malnutrition – including in the Massachusetts. According to the data
presented by the organizers, more than 726,000 Massachusetts residents or 1 in 10 homes don’t
always have enough food to eat. On the other hand, 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry.
That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the
recommended 2,100 calories a day. Walk for hunger is program which raises money and proposes
immediate impact solutions for providing nutritious food to the most vulnerable and help educate and
empower Massachusetts residents to break the cycle of hunger and food insecurity. What a great
cause!