Wednesday, April 23, 2014

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Supporters for Walk Against Hunger

The annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger which will take place on Sunday, May 4, through Bushnell Park in Hartford has become a crucial initiative for St. Vincent de Paul in our city as they confront the increasing demand for food services.

 Food insecurity is a common problem in our local community, and St. Vincent de Paul provides a vital safety net for local families and individuals in need.

Amazing Grace, the food pantry for St. Vincent de Paul, and the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen provide approximately 1000 meals each day to needy people in our community. These services could not be provided without the help of local organizations, individuals and volunteers who donate food, time, and money. The funds from the Walk Against Hunger will help to keep pace with the demand for food during the summer months when there are fewer food and monetary donations to St. Vincent de Paul.

Last year St. Vincent de Paul’s participation in the Foodshare Walk Against Hunger was most successful. However, this year dollar donations and team formations in our community have been well behind last year. With less than two weeks to go before the walk, we need your help to make the Walk Against Hunger a successful fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul. If you would like to form a team, join an existing team or walk as an individual, please contact Bob Walsh at or call him at (860) 463-5061. If you can’t walk, you can still support this important fundraiser by sending a check payable to the Walk Against Hunger to Ron Krom, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 398, Middletown, CT 06457. Any amount will help and be appreciated. Together we can help alleviate hunger in the Middletown area.


Carolyn Shaw said...

The first year I went on this walk was 2013. I had a great time and felt very good about supporting St. Vincents in this way! The best part was the energy of the hundreds of folks who walked around Bushnell Park on that splendid, sunny day! In 2014 Middletown has generated many teams---but your own support will be most welcome!!

Anne-Marie Cannata (The Buttonwood Tree) said...

Thanks for walking Lyn, I'll donate for you ... and St. Vincent's :)