Run this 5k to help wipe out hunger in Georgia

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Run this 5k to help wipe out hunger in Georgia

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Jonathan Phillips
Jordan Zambrana (left) and Christiane Nolton run as they near the finish line for the Hunger Walk/Run 2013 through downtown Atlanta. More than 15,000 runners and walkers participated in the 29th annual fundraiser to raise money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and five other non-profit organizations.

The 32nd annual Hunger Walk is this Sunday, and it’s not too late to join in. The 5K walk and fun run raises money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local nonprofits that fight to eradicate hunger.  The event starts at Turner Field, and participants walk and run through downtown Atlanta.

There are several ways to get involved. Register as an individual or as a team. Registration is $25 for a walker and $35 for a runner. Participants are encouraged to raise money through their personal and professional relationships.  People can also donate directly to individuals and teams.

If you would rather stay in bed on Sunday morning – it is daylight saving time after all – there is still a way for you to contribute. More than 50 restaurants are participating in this year’s Dine & Donate. Participating restaurants will either add a line for customers to make a donation to the Hunger Walk or will donate a portion of their sales. Diners have until March 13 to take advantage.

To date, the Hunger Walk has raised more than $7 million. This year’s goal is $1 million. 

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