This year’s Walk is in Memory of former Bread of Life Executive Director Tom Feagley. Tom managed supper and pantry programs for those in need, first at St Paul’s Parish Supper Program in Malden, then for more than 30 years at Bread of Life as Executive Director. Tom ministered to those in need, expanded Bread of Life food programs beyond Malden to neighboring communities and worked to get funding to build a permanent home for all of Bread of Life’s programs. That dream is now being realized with the construction of Bread of Life’s new home at 54 Eastern Ave. in Malden.
Tom dedicated his life to making the world a better place through spreading peace and adding color. He did this through his devotion to his extended family, to feeding the hungry and, for more than 50 years, to protesting against war, violence, racism and social injustice and advocating in support of peace, social justice, the homeless and anyone in need.
The Walk will start across from Hunt’s Photo on Main Street at 12 p.m. The Walk route is on sidewalks through Melrose and Malden, ending at the Pine Banks Park pavilion. New this year: In honor of Tom’s love of ice cream, walkers will enjoy ice cream treats after the Walk.
Walker registration is $25/adult, children ages six to 17/$10, under age 6/free. Register online at breadoflifemalden.org (access “Take Action” on the far right then “Events”). Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Patty Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Bread of Life: Founded in 1980, Bread of Life is one of the largest providers and distributors of food to at risk families in the communities north of Boston. Programs provided by Bread of Life include serving free evening meals four nights per week and offering food relief services to families residing in 13 communities: Malden, Medford, Everett, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Melrose, Reading, North Reading, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere and Winchester. Bread of Life delivers food to senior citizens and homeless families and individuals sheltered in local motels. Bread of Life’s Backpack Nutrition Program provides backpacks of nutritious food to students in Everett.