This year’s Walk Against Hunger was a resounding success. More than 700 participants in nearly 70 teams helped us raise $90,000. That’s enough food to provide more than 180,000 meals to people in need in 127 cities and towns across six counties of Connecticut. From babies in strollers, to seniors, to families, to business groups and faith communities, as well as some adorable dogs and pups, we were thrilled to see so many people support our mission to provide nutritious food to people in need.
In addition to the Walk itself, th day featured special activities for kids, a Velcro Wall, free coffee from Starbucks, great music from WPLR, and lunch for all participants provided by Subway Restaurants.
Walk Against Hunger was presented by Subway Restaurants and the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.
Other event sponsors were:
|Gold Sponsor||The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center|
|Silver Sponsor||Watson Foods|
|Bronze Sponsors||Stop & Shop and Wiggin and Dana|
|Water Station Sponsor||Dworken Hillman LaMorte & Sterczala LLC|
|Kids’ Corner Sponsor||Marcum LLP|
|Mile Marker Sponsors||United Natural Foods; Svendsen Insurance and Union Mutual; Five Star Products; Town Fair Tire; and KOTA: a Mohegan LDI Enterprise|
|Production Sponsor||Powerstation Events|
Congratulations to our award recipients:
|Most Team Funds Raised||Subway|
|Most Individual Funds Raised||Nina Carmeli|
|Best Team Name||Lettuce Turnip the Beets|
|Most Team Spirit||The Svendsen Vikings|
|Most Individual Spirit||Kenny Crowe|
There is still time to donate toward the Walk Against Hunger. Donations will be accepted until May 30, 2018. If you would like to make a donation to the Connecticut Food Bank after that date, please donate here.
If you would like more information on getting involved with the Connecticut Food Bank or joining us for other events, contact special events manager Mia Freedenfeld at 203-741-9758 or email her at email@example.com. Or check our Ways To Help page and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @CTFoodBank.
Thank you for joining us on the move toward a hunger free Connecticut. We hope to see you again next year!