The Walk

Course Map (click for larger view)
Course Map (click for larger view)

33rd Annual Great Food Walk

When: April 14th 2017 (rain or shine)

Where: Harvard Common with registration at the Congregational Church of Harvard, 5 Still River Road, Harvard

Proceeds raised from this 33rd Walk, will go to:
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. (www.loavesfishespantry.org) (90%) &
Sharing, Inc. (www.walkingongoodfriday.org) (10%)

How to Get Ready

  • Sponsor sheets can be downloaded here or picked up at local libraries, post offices & churches.
  • Find sponsors and sign them up on your sponsor sheet. Please only one walker
    per sponsor sheet. Finding sponsors is key to supporting your walk & we count
    on your sponsors’ donations. Checks should be payable to GFW
  • The more money you raise, the more you help others. In 2016, 116 walkers from 24
    towns & 3 states walked about 566 miles collectively & raised over $25,000 for Loaves
    & Fishes and Sharing, Inc.! There were nearly 60 people behind the scenes making sure the
    walkers were supported every step of the way!
  • Let your muscles know you’re going to walk. It’s roughly a 5-mile loop and your body
    might appreciate some pre-walk training. There is a “Toe Truck” along the route for
    relief and transportation, should you need it.
2015 Walkers
Great Food Walkers

On the Day of the Walk

  • Start at the Congregational Church of Harvard, 5 Still River Road, Harvard.
  • Come any time between 7:30AM and 12:30PM on Good Friday, April 14th
  • Park along the Common, away from the General Store.
  • Bring your completed and totaled sponsor sheets along with your donations to the
    Registration Desk inside the Church. Please use the Good Friday Walk sponsor sheet.
  • Walkers under 18 years of age must have the signature of a parent or guardian.
  • Children under 12 must have adult supervision.
  • Wear comfortable, well broken-in shoes/sneakers and socks.
  • Please follow signs and walk facing traffic for safety’s sake.
  • No bikes, roller blades, scooters or skateboards allowed; they can be dangerous to walkers.
  • Rest Stop along the route, where water & restrooms are provided.
  • Unless there is a snowstorm, the “Walk” will be held (if in doubt; call the phone numbers
    below for a recording or go to http://gfwalk.org for information.
  • Should a snowstorm cancel the “Walk”, donations would still gratefully be accepted.
    (Mailing address: Nashoba GFW, 94 Jackson Road, Suite 105B, Devens, MA 01434)
Our amazing kitchen crew serving our amazing walkers!
Our amazing kitchen crew serving our amazing walkers!

After the Walk

  • Sandwiches, fruit and drinks are available back at the Church. Donations are
    always appreciated.
  • Collect any remaining or additional donations from your sponsors and mail a copy
    of your sponsor sheet and the checks in the addressed envelope provided by the GFW.

If you have questions, please use the contact form or call:
Jeanie Colony at 978-456-1239
Becca Day-Newsham at 978-386-5654