NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Connecticut Food Bank 2018 Walk Against Hunger is set for Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 PM, at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine. The afternoon features a 2.4-mile walk along Long Island Sound, as well as crafts, music, and food for participants. Online registration for the Walk is at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. Onsite registration will be available the day of the event, beginning at 1:00 PM. Last year’s Walk Against Hunger engaged approximately 700 participants in more than 70 teams.
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 1:00 PM and the walk will begin at 2:00 PM. It will follow a 2.4-mile route through Lighthouse Point Park. Individuals and Walk teams can pre-register online at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. 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.
Now in its 41st 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 terrific 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.”
The Walk Against Hunger will be held rain or shine, Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Registration and information are available online at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. 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 more than 21 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. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.
Written by Paul D. Shipman, Director of Marketing, Communication and Government Relations, Connecticut Food Bank
Photo Credit: CT Food Bank