The 29th annual Good Friday Walk will take place on March 29 and our goal is to raise $29,000. Walkers who participate in this nondenominational event support two important charities: Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, the largest food pantry in North Central Massachusetts and Sharing Inc., an organization helping impoverished youth in the rural South.

The Good Friday Walk leaves Harvard Congregational Church and follows a scenic 5-mile loop. Walkers can register any time that morning from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Last year, 296 people walked more than 4,000 miles to raise almost $23,000. Most of the monies raised will go directly to Loaves & Fishes to help continue our 30-year mission of lifting and feeding our neighbors. The communities directly benefiting from these funds are Ayer, Harvard, Groton, Devens, Shirley and Littleton.

How to get started:

If you are walking, pick up a sponsor sheet today at your local church or library, or visit www.loavesfishespantry.org to download a sponsor sheet. Then gather as many contributions as you can (each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $25 to participate). On the day of the walk, bring your sponsor sheet to the registration desk at the Harvard Congregational Church to receive your walker number and a map.

Please note that no one under the age of 18 can walk without a parent or guardian signature. Walkers under the age of 12 must have adult supervision.


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For the safety of all walkers, no bicycles, roller blades, scooters or skateboards will be allowed.

For questions or information, contact Jeanie Colony 978-456-1239, jecolony@charter.net or Becca Day-Newsham 978-456-8717, newsha@aol.com.