Mid-South Hunger Walk Oct. 24
The Mid-South Hunger Walk, a 10-kilometer walk to benefit area food programs for the poor, will be held the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 24.
The walk is sponsored by the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council in cooperation with the Kenwood/Oakland Community Organization, Partners in Community Development and various food-delivery agencies.
Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the walk will start at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 6400 S. Kimbark Ave. Secured parking will be available. Participants will walk to St. James United Methodist Church, 4611 S. Ellis Ave., where a closing program consisting of a simple supper and a Gospel Fest will be held. Return transportation to First Presbyterian Church will be provided.
The walk will include stops at various food programs and food-delivery agencies. Participants will be given a brochure with information about these programs and agencies, as well as historical and cultural information about the mid-south communities.
Seventy-five percent of the funds raised by the walk will benefit the food programs of participating institutions, and 25 percent will benefit the worldwide hunger programs of Church World Service. Agencies that will receive funds from the walk are the First Presbyterian Church soup kitchen, the Kenwood/Oakland Community Organization soup kitchen, Matthew House Supportive Service Center, the St. Gelasius Church food pantry, the St. James Catholic Church soup kitchen, Shiloh Refuge Center and the Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church food pantry.
For pledge sheets and more information, call the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council at 363-1620.