Walk for Hunger set Oct. 9

Published 10:59 am Monday, October 3, 2016

ELIZABETH CITY – The Food Bank of the Albemarle invites the community to participate in this year’s 33rd Annual Walk for Hunger scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9 held in partnership with Museum of the Albemarle.

The Walk for Hunger is an invigorating 4.1 mile walk starting at the Museum of the Albemarle and takes participants through the Riverside area of Elizabeth City. In addition to the walk, there will be many great activities for all ages. Children’s activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, an obstacle course and games. Health-related educational booths will be set up in the Museum lobby and visitors are welcome to view the Museum’s historical exhibits, and visit the gift shop as well.

Participant registration begins at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the walk, and the walk officially begins at 2 p.m.

The Walk for Hunger is the Food Bank’s largest fundraiser and relies on the generosity, enthusiasm and participation of local communities, churches, businesses, organizations and individuals to help raise the money necessary to fight hunger in northeast North Carolina.

The monetary goal for 2016 is $45,000. For every dollar raised by the walkers and their sponsors, the Food Bank can provide approximately five pounds of food, or the equivalent of four meals, to our neighbors in need.

For more information on how to ORGANIZE, FUNDRAISE and WALK for hunger relief programs in northeast NC, contact Carolyn Anderson, Director of Development, at caranderson@feedingamerica.org or 252.335.4035 x 111.

To learn more, visit www.afoodbank.org, or visit the Walk for Hunger event page on Facebook.

The mission of the Food Bank is to fight hunger and poverty in our 15-county service area in northeast North Carolina. They are a regional clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and grocery items to 112 non-profit and faith-based organizations for their food programs, and to eligible individuals for their food needs.