Thursday, April 13, 2017

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, MIDDLETOWN RECRUITING TEAMS FOR FOODSHARE WALK AGAINST HUNGER


Photo from foodshare.org

St. Vincent de Paul Middletown is recruiting residents in the Greater Middletown area to participate in the 34th Annual Walk Against Hunger, the largest anti-hunger fundraising event in Connecticut. The event is hosted by Foodshare, the regional food bank, and St. Vincent de Paul Middletown participates each year to raise funds for their programs.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday May 7th, 2017 at Liam E. McGee Memorial Park (140 Garden Street, Hartford). Free event parking is provided at The Hartford Insurance lot (690 Asylum Avenue). Walkers should arrive by 1:00 pm on May 7th for check-in and pre-Walk entertainment. The 2.5-mile walk steps off, rain or shine, at 2:00 pm. 

There are several ways to get involved: become a team captain and form a team – ask your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to walk with you – or join our St. Vincent de Paul Middletown team. If you can’t join us on May 7th, consider sponsoring our team by clicking here

Photo from SVDMiddletown.org.
St. Vincent de Paul Middletown’s Soup Kitchen and Amazing Grace Food Pantry continue to experience unprecedented demand for nutritious food, providing approximately 340,000 meals to residents in the Middletown area last year. The Walk Against Hunger takes place at an important time of year. The summer months are the most challenging for people with food insecurity, as the need for food rises with the summer school recess and that is when donations typically decline. The Walk Against Hunger is the agency’s largest annual fundraiser - last year over 100 people participated in the Walk Against Hunger on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul Middletown and raised over $34,000 for the agency and its programs. 

Photo from SVDMiddletown.org.
To learn more about the Walk Against Hunger, visit www.svdmiddletown.org. Select St. Vincent de Paul Middletown as the benefiting program during registration, and the funds you raise will directly benefit the Soup Kitchen and Amazing Grace Food Pantry. If you have any questions or would like help with the registration process, please contact Walk Coordinator Jessica Fazzino at jess@svdmiddletown.org.

To see a special slide show presentation, visit Vimeo.

DATE OF EVENT: Sunday May 7, 2017
CONTACT: Jessica Fazzino,
jess@svdmiddletown.org 


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