For some families, food insecurity has worsened since the start of the pandemic, forcing them to choose between paying rent, purchasing medication, or buying food for their family, a food bank announcement said. Some families experienced food insecurity for the first time.
Funds raised at the event will be shared with participating nonprofit agencies, such as pantries, shelters and schools. So far, nearly $500,000 has been raised for this year’s event.
Those interested in participating can visit the Hunger Walk Run website to learn more or register.