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May 2, 2014

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Walk aims to stamp out hunger

A number of locals will be among the 40,000-plus walkers taking part in Sunday’s 46th annual Walk for Hunger in Boston.

More than 160 residents of the Greater Newburyport area took part in last year’s walk and raised more than $20,000 for Project Bread, a statewide anti-hunger organization.

Project Bread helps fund three programs in the region: Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury, The Pettengill House in Salisbury and The Salvation Army.

The 20-mile walk begins and ends at the Boston Common and includes entertainment and water stops. There is no fundraising minimum, and registration is still open at www.projectbread.org/walk.

For more information, call 617-723-5000.

Bake sale to raise money for hospital

The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is hosting its annual Spring Bake Sale on Thursday.

Spring flowers, plants and wreaths, baked goods, and cookbooks will be available. The sale will take place in the hospital atrium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All proceeds benefit patient care at the Newburyport hospital, located at 25 Highland Ave.

Blood drives in local communities

There are several upcoming blood drives in the Greater Newburyport region:

Amesbury: Monday, May 5, 2 to 7 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 67 Friend St.; Wednesday, May 21, 2 to 7 p.m., Sparhawk Theatre and Centre for the Arts, 196 Main St.

Salisbury: Friday, May 16, 2 to 7 p.m., Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury; Sunday, May 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latitude Sports Club, 191 Elm St.

Seabrook: Monday, May 19, 1 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Church, 29 Main St.

All donors this month have the chance to win two Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

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