NORWOOD PARK — With one in six Americans struggling to get enough to eat every day, the Northwest Side Hunger Walk will hit the pavement Sept. 28 to raise money and awareness, officials said.
The walk, which is organized by local churches and community groups, will raise money for the New Hope Methodist Food Pantry, Catholic Charities and Heifer International, which which works to eradicate poverty by providing families in developing countries with livestock.
Heather Cherone says the walk hopes to raise money and inform the community that there are people struggling on the Northwest Side:
The New Hope Food Pantry serves families in O'Hare, Edison Park, Norwood Park, Jefferson Park, Gladstone Park, Edgebrook and Sauganash. Families can get an emergency three-to-five day food supply once a month.
September is Hunger Awareness Month.
Resurrection College Prep students are working to raise money for the hunger walk, which will begin and end at the high school, 7500 W. Talcott Ave.
Registration is not required, and the event is open to the public. Sign-in will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the school's parking lot, with the four-mile walk beginning at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call Kathleen Heneghan at 773-775-6616, Ext. 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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