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Foodshare Will Step Up to the Plate for Annual Walk Against Hunger

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Many teams from West Hartford, including the Chamber of Commerce, Fern Street Ministry, and West Hartford United Methodist Church are among those participating in Saturday’s Walk Against Hunger to benefit Foodshare.

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On Saturday, April 27, you don’t have to be a baseball player to step up to the plate at Dunkin’ Donuts Park!

Everyone is invited to the 36th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger at the home of the Hartford Yard Goats to make an impact on hunger in Connecticut. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the Walk steps off at 10 a.m. Be sure to get there early to enjoy the festivities!

There is no cost to participate (although fundraising is encouraged) and parking has been generously donated by the Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the Hartford Parking Authority and LAZ Parking. The Walk is a family-friendly event that includes a petting zoo of baby goats, children’s activities, music, and giveaways. Renee DiNino, radio personality for the River 105.9 will serve as the emcee.

Funds raised from the Walk will support Foodshare’s efforts to fight hunger all year long, as well as the nearly 300 partner programs who serve the 121,000 people in Hartford and Tolland counties struggling with food insecurity. The funds also support long-term efforts to increase access to healthy food and address the underlying issues that contribute to hunger.

To register for the Walk and for more information please visit www.foodsharewalk.org.

About Foodshare

Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community.Foodshare is the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland Counties, where 121,000 people struggle with hunger. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. Last year, Foodshare distributed more than 11 million meals worth of food to a network of 300 local partner programs including food pantries, shelters, and community kitchens. And, because hunger is bigger than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. For more information, visit www.foodshare.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. 

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