Walk for Hunger raises $3.1m, but falls short of goal Sponsor hoped to exceed 2012 total of $3.6m ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff In the first large public event in Greater Boston since the bombings, about 35,000 people began the Walk for Hunger on Sunday. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Some walkers were concerned about security, and the walk had a larger police presence. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The 20-mile walk benefits Project Bread, an antihunger nonprofit. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The route took participants from the Boston Common to Brookline, Newton, Watertown, Cambridge, and back to the Common. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Pierreline Romain (pictured) danced as she approached the sandwich line in Arsenal Park. Project Bread's executive director said, "When everybody’s back, there’s such a celebratory feeling."