Connecticut Food Bank’s Greater Bridgeport Walk Against Hunger is this Sunday, April 29, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Registration is at 1 p.m. for the family-fun event, with the 2.5 to 3 mile walk beginning at 2 p.m. You can still register online as a individual, team or “virtual walker” at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk.
Presented by Webster Bank, the Walk helps Connecticut Food Bank in its mission to alleviate hunger in Connecticut. If you can’t make it this weekend, there are two more Walks in May on the following dates and locations:
36th Annual Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger
Sunday, May 6, 2012
College Woods Pavilion at East Rock Park, New Haven
7th Annual Greater Waterbury Walk Against Hunger
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Library Park, Waterbury
Walk participants are supported by family members, friends, colleagues and others prior to the event. Proceeds helps Connecticut Food Bank transport, warehouse and distribute donated food to local community agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and adult and child day centers. Every dollar raised helps Connecticut Food Bank provide three meals to someone in need.
Individuals and Walk Teams can pre-register online at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk on a new Walk Against Hunger website that features a participant center with “Walker Tools” to help reach fundraising goals. In addition to fundraising ideas, walkers are provided with sample e-mails, to help them reach out to their social networks to gain support. Returning walkers and teams must reregister on the new website.
In 2011, the Walks in New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury attracted 1,500 walkers and raised more than $240,000 for the anti-hunger effort in Connecticut. The funds enabled Connecticut Food Bank to distribute more than $1 million of food at wholesale value to people in need.