Online registration is still open for the Connecticut Food Bank 2017 Walk Against Hunger, set for 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine.
(Editor’s note: And it looks like no rain, some shine: partly cloudy, with a high of 61.)
On-site registration also will be available the day of the event. To date, more than 350 walkers in more than 70 Walk teams have registered, and you can join one or register separately.
Walk Against Hunger is a community gathering to increase awareness of the problem of hunger in our communities and to raise funds to support the hunger fighting work of the Connecticut Food Bank.
Registration will open at 1 p.m. and the walk will begin at 2 p.m. It will follow a 3.1-mile route through Lighthouse Point Park. Individuals and Walk teams can pre-register online. Onsite registration will be available as well and donations will be accepted at the Walk. Participants who raise at least $30 will receive a Walk Against Hunger T-shirt.
1:00 p.m. Registration begins. Enjoy refreshments, activities, and entertainment in the park prior to the Walk.
2:00 p.m. Walk begins
3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Relax and enjoy activities and refreshments at a party in the park after the Walk.
Now in its 40th year, Walk Against Hunger has attracted thousands of walkers and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support hunger relief. Participants in the Walk raise funds by securing donations for their Walk team from their community and social networks prior to the event.
“The Walk is a great way to gather friends, family or colleagues and step out in support of our hunger fighting mission,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “Hunger is a difficult challenge, but by coming together, we can help to end it for many in our community.”
Proceeds from the Walk Against Hunger power the hunger fighting mission of the Connecticut Food Bank, Beaudreau said.
“We partner with a network of more than 650 community based food assistance programs to help feed people who struggle with hunger. That means the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief organizations that receive food from the Connecticut Food Bank will have more resources to support their efforts.”
Share your support of the Walk by letting your networks know about your participation, using the hashtag #WalkAgainstHunger. Registration is free. Individuals and teams are welcome. Contact Mia Freedenfeld with questions by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her at (203) 741-9758.
About the Connecticut Food Bank
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs.
The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need, which last year provided 18 million meals.
We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties — Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties — where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger.