HungerWalk 2018 to benefit local hunger relief efforts

(Source: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona)
(Source: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona)
Updated: Sep. 4, 2018 at 1:22 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Community Food Bank invites the public to take part in HungerWalk 2018 and show their commitment to fighting hunger in our area. On Saturday, September 15, 2018, participants will walk both in Tucson and in Green Valley. This signature event of the Community Food Bank takes place during Hunger Action Month and will raise funds and awareness of hunger-relief efforts across five counties in southern Arizona.

HungerWalk 2018 presented by Casino del Sol will be held in two locations: Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, and La Posada in Green Valley. Both walks begin at 8 a.m., with registration starting at 7 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults; $10 for children 6 to 12; and free for children 5 and under.

People walking the two-mile path in Tucson will tour the main warehouse of the Community Food Bank and get an up-close look at hunger-relief efforts in our area. They will also tour Nuestra Tierra Learning Garden at the Community Food Bank before looping back to conclude the walk at Sam Lena Park with prizes, a light breakfast and entertainment.

Walkers in Green Valley will begin from La Posada and choose from one of two routes available - a shorter route nearly a mile long, or a second route of two miles. Participants will enjoy door prizes, a light breakfast, music and children's activities.

Adult registrants will receive a HungerWalk t-shirt, and all children will receive a Hunger Hero cape. Those who are unable to attend the event but want to participate can sign up as a virtual walker. For more information, or to register, visit: HungerWalk 2018 is an annual family-friendly, fun way to bring people together and raise awareness of the need to fight hunger in our community.

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