2009 Hunger Walk

[Archived from October 23, 2009]

Sunday, October 18, was a beautiful, sunny day – perfect for the annual Community Hunger Walk. On its web site, Dare to Care reports this year’s walk had 2,500 supporters, sponsors and volunteers and raised $100,000 to fight hunger.

“Despite difficulties with the economy, the community rallied very nicely to meet and exceed the original goal, which was $75,000,” said Leon Wahba, the Hunger Walk chair for the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Community Relations Council.

This year’s walkers included a sizable contingent from the Jewish community. Pictured above, members of Boy Scout Troop 30 from The Temple, and some of the other walkers from the community.

Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds from the 2009 Hunger Walk will go to the Dare to Care Food Bank’s Emergency Food Purchasing Program, which provides nutritious food, including produce, to over 100,000 people in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. With a network of over 300 nonprofit partners in 13 Kentuckiana counties, including Jewish Family & Career Services’ Food Pantry, Dare to Care distributes over 10 million pounds of food each year.

The remaining 25 percent will go to the World Food Program, the world’s leading international hunger relief agency.

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