Common Heart’s sixth annual Hunger Walk fundraiser will take place on March 5 and participants can choose between two locations: Indian Trail and Marshville. Registration is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and includes a t-shirt.
New this year is a family discount of $125 for households of 5 or more. New City Church is this year’s title sponsor.
Participants are encouraged to collect donations from family and friends to help in the effort to feed families affected by food insecurity. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising teams and individuals. Leashed dogs welcome and free dog bandanas. To register, go online at CommonHeartHungerWalk.org.
“The Common Heart Hunger Walk is a great opportunity to come together in solidarity to raise hunger awareness in our community and raise funds to support our food pantry programs,” said CEO Keith Adams. “We would love to see people from all walks of life and all ages come and join in the fun. This is a great way to get a group of people involved, whether it be from your work, church, organization, or family, to work together for a common cause.”
Due to the pandemic and inflation, Common Heart food pantries have seen many more families seeking help since 2020. In 2022, Common Heart provided 1,354,552 meals to 13,416 people, serving approximately 50% of residents with insecurity Union County Food Service, an average of 5 times each.
According to Feeding America, it is estimated that in Union County, more than 26,500 adults and children are hungry or face the threat of hunger. That’s 10.7% of the county’s residents. 1 in 5 children in Union County live in households that face food insecurity.
Common Heart Food Pantries are a lifeline for our hungry neighbors. Each month, around 5,500 people are served through 10 food pantry programs.
A $25 donation to Common Heart provides a week’s worth of groceries to a local family facing food insecurity.
Commercial sponsorships are also available. For more information on sponsorships, email [email protected] or call Elizabeth Carpenton at: (704) 815-4681.