Join the Walk to Fight Hunger this Sunday

Source: Live 5
Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 12:06 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2022 at 8:59 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - September is Hunger Action Month and this weekend the Lowcountry is taking steps to fight food insecurity as the Lowcountry Food Bank hosts the 2nd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger. The 5K event is set for Sept. 18 at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston and aims to bring awareness to hunger issues and raise funds for local programs.

Other events include a one-mile fun loop walk and a food drive. Food trucks, face painting and music will also be on site for attendees.

Everyone is encouraged to put together fundraising walk teams and celebrate with the community. Whether you have a walking team together, are a virtual walker, an attendee or just want to donate, it is all to benefit those hungry right here in the Lowcountry. For more information or to register for the event visit the Lowcountry Food Bank’s website.

A drive through food drive will also take place 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. You can donate non-perishable food from the convenience of your car right next to the park at at Charleston Southern University Buccaneer Stadium, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston.

“The food insecurity rate remains high at more than 11% in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina we serve. This is equivalent to 161,430 of our neighbors, of whom 45,540 are children,” Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO, said. “Our work to ensure that every neighbor who experiences food insecurity has equitable access to healthy food remains focused and strategic while we navigate economic inflationary issues, higher food and transportation costs, and food procurement challenges. The need is still great to ensure our neighbors who face hunger can live a healthy life. We encourage our community to participate in the Walk this fall and learn a little more about hunger issues at the event.”

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