General Meeting

Hunger Clean-up Day
*Directions and Contact Information for organizations can be found in "Resources" section.
General Meeting
We have general meetings at least three times a semester. You can meet all the officers and enjoy free food, while obtaining valuable information on the events we organize. Please come and join us at the dates marked in our event calendar and contribute your thoughts in how we can improve and what other opportunities to help the Poor in Boston/Cambridge area. We look forward to seeing you!
 
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Currently the Hunger Action Group is working with StarMarket to bring leftover bakery goods to CASPAR three times a week. Students either wheel a shopping cart between the two buildings (about 15 minutes walk each way), or transport via car if necessary.
 
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CASPAR is the Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation for the homeless located at 240 Albany Street in Cambridge, just a 5 minute walk from campus. It started in 1979 in the form of three dilapidated wooden trailers, and has slowly developed into the rehabilitative center it is today. CASPAR operates on a very limited budget and is grateful for any help that community volunteers can give to it. This year CASPAR is under new management and reduced funding from the city of Cambridge; it needs our help more than ever! The Hunger Action Group usually makes trips to CASPAR every Friday (~3-5pm) and Saturday (~4:30 - 6:30pm). Please contact hunger-request@mit.edu for more information.

   
Rosie's Place, located at 889 harrison Ave, Boston, was founded in 1974 and became the first women's shelter in Boston. It serves the growing numbers of the poor and the homeless women and seeks to help these women with their basic needs, and to provide them with a supportive community. We would like to plan a group service trip to Rosie's Place this year.
 

Rosie's Place Website

The Walk For Hunger is usually the first sunday of May. This year it takes place on May 2. Last year we organized a group to walk the entire 20 miles (in 5.5 hours)!!! This year we will strive for greater participation, and perhaps even set up a water booth/nourishment stop along the route and cheer on the Boston community.
 

The Walk For Hunger (The Project Bread) Website

Saturday/Sunday Bread is a program at the Church of All Nations, located at Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, that serves hot meals to people in need in Boston every Saturday and Sunday. It is an "interfaith, interracial, interdenominational human activity of people concerned about the hungry in the Boston area." Sat/Sun Bread is an entirely volunteer organization comprised of about 35 groups that take turns cooking and serving the meals each weekend. We assist with Saturday/Sunday Bread once a month.
 

Saturday/Sunday Bread Website

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held during mid-week fo November. For 2003, MIT HAG had a booth in student center to raise money for the poor and raised the awareness in the campus through lobby 7 drop posters, many flyers, and distribution of stickers. Please join us to man the booth and organize fun events to raise awareness in MIT community in coming years.