Walk for Hunger fast approaching

Published 4:29 pm Saturday, October 1, 2016

From Food Bank of the Albemarle

ELIZABETH CITY — The 33rd-Annual Walk for Hunger is approaching, but there is still time to sign up a team, lace up your shoes and come out to support Food Bank of the Albemarle.

This year’s walk, held in partnership with Museum of the Albemarle, will be held Oct. 9. The family friendly event includes the walk itself, as well as games and fun for all ages.

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. 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 5 pounds of food, or the equivalent of four meals, to neighbors in need.

For more information on how to organize, fundraise and walk for hunger relief programs in northeast N.C., contact Carolyn Anderson, director of development, at caranderson@feedingamerica.org or 252-335-4035, ext. 111. To learn more, visit our website at www.afoodbank.org, or visit the Walk for Hunger event page on Facebook.