Women Fighting Hunger

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Thank You for Nourishing Our Neighbors at Our Annual Women Fighting Hunger Breakfast.

Together, we can end hunger and create healthy communities.
In 2023, we honored
MA Secretary of Health and Human Services,
Kate Walsh
Secretary Kate Walsh

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Women Fighting Hunger breakfast. We are grateful for your enthusiasm and dedication to ending hunger for women and children in Eastern Massachusetts.

Were you unable to attend this year’s event? Don’t worry…


Karen Holmes Ward, Kate Walsh, and Catherine D'AmatoWomen Fighting Hunger 2023 SpeakersKate Walsh and Catherine D'Amato

Watch highlights from the event and hear from our client speaker, Deborah Stettler, who shared her lived experience with food insecurity and emphasized the meaningful impact of giving back. Check out this year’s Photo Gallery.

Presenting Sponsor

National Grid

Keep It Fresh Match and Partner Sponsors


Columbia Threadneedle InvestmentsBill and Margaret Adams in support of MFS Investments

AMGJoanna and Nigel Travis


Supporting Sponsors

Fidelity InvestmentsTed and Kathy Truscott

Motivating Sponsors

Danah Al HusainiAtlantic Mechanical ContractorsBeth Israel Lahey Health

Heather BlierBoston Common Asset ManagementBoston Medical Center

Hannah CommossOlivia DeMichaelisCourtney DoyleErnst and YoungBeth GarvinKimberly Hatfield

Molly HuckHumanaInstacart

Deborah KaneKayem FoodsSandra Manzella and Richard Karoff

Melissa Morganti-ZizzaNuveen, a TIAA CompanyOlivia's Organics

Dianne OlsonPoint32HealthEileen Pyne

Estie RappaportShaw's/Star MarketJaime Smoller

State Street CorporationTeddie Natural Peanut ButterThe Stop and Shop Supermarket Company

ThermoFisher Scientific Womens Empowerment BRGUBSCamille Valentine

VUE HealthVicki WeidenWolf and Company, P.C.

Ambassador Sponsors

ConsilioDRB Facility ServicesGoTo


Steering Committee Members 2023

Heather Blier
Courtney Doyle

Danah Al-Husaini
Hannah Gilligan Commoss
Olivia DeMichaelis
Kimberly Hatfield
Molly Huck
Deborah Kane
Sandra Manzella
Melissa Morganti-Zizza
Dianne Olsen
Eileen Pyne
Estie Rappaport
Carolyn Sidor
Jaime Smoller 
Camille Valentine 
          Vicki Weiden             

Women Fighting Hunger Recognizes Our Past Honorees:

Sharon Brown, Joanna Travis, Women of Fidelity, Olivia DeMichaelis, Maura Healey, Karyn Polito, Deb Goldberg, Katherine Clark, Jody Adams, Martha Coakley

Contact Reina Ysaguirre-Boersma at for questions or more information about attending or becoming a sponsor.

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