For most, the start of the new year usually means change and resolutions. For us at the Food Bank, it means the kickoff of one of our favorite events: the Hunger Walk/Run. With the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, St. Vincent de Paul, Episcopal Charities of Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia and the Greater Presbytery of Atlanta, it’s a fun filled day that brings together thousands of Georgians from all different backgrounds to walk or run for hunger, an issue that affects 20% of this state’s residents.
This year is a particularly special year as we are celebrating 30 years! That’s right--since 1984, the Hunger Walk/Run has clocked millions of steps on pedometers, covered hundreds of miles of Atlanta streets and raised over $7 million for the fight against hunger. What started as a grassroot event with hundreds of participants has grown into a massive undertaking, with more than 15,000 people coming together as one community for a cause we all believe in.
As you can imagine, with the 30th anniversary on March 9, we intend to make this our best year yet, but we can’t do it without your help. Registration is up and running on our website (pun intended), so you can start your team today. Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors--everyone you know--can join or support your team. The Hunger Walk/Run website makes it easy to raise money, manage your team and get excited. So why wait? Register today!