Join us for the 35th Annual Walk Against Hunger: Saturday, May 5th

It’s fun! It’s an Immanuel tradition! It’s good exercise. It’s an opportunity for great conversations! It’s a chance to walk in Dunkin Donuts’ Park where the Yard Goats play! And most importantly, it supports a worthy cause!

Walk details: It’s Saturday morning (note the change from Sundays), May 5th. We can register and visit booths at 8:30am. The Walk begins at 10am at Dunkin Donuts Park. The walk is less than 2 miles, returning to the Stadium. Parking is conveniently close to the stadium. And it’s fun!

Background: The Walk against Hunger supports Foodshare of Greater Hartford whose goal this year is to raise $600,000. For every $10 Foodshare receives, it distributes $100 worth of food to our hungry neighbors. Last year, Foodshare provided enough food for nearly 12 million meals to help our friends and neighbors in Hartford. Immanuel members have supported and participated in the Walk for many, many years; we’ve had as many as 60 walkers and raised over $7,800! Can we beat that record? Let’s keep up this worthy tradition!

There’s an added benefit: When you write a check to Foodshare-Walk Against Hunger, you can write Loaves and Fishes in the memo line so that our campus partner will receive that amount from Foodshare. As you know, Loaves and Fishes, located at Immanuel, serves about 130 meals each day in their soup kitchen. Ninety eight percent of their clients live below the poverty line. When we contribute to the Walk Against Hunger, we are not just supporting Foodshare; we’re helping our neighbors who come for lunch at Loaves and Fishes. It’s important!
 
You can find the Walk Against Hunger sign up list and the contribution information in Fellowship Hall. Here’s a chance to join our friends from Immanuel, see the Yard Goats stadium, get some exercise and know that we’re contributing to an important and worthy organization whose audacious goal is to end hunger. Join us Saturday, May 5th. Did we mention that it’s fun?!

Participation Options:

  • Walk with us!
  • Write a check to Foodshare (Loaves and Fishes in Memo line) - give it to Nancy Rion or leave it in the church office.
  • Donate online at Foodshare.org, "donate" button at the top (please emailnancyrion2@gmail.com with your gift amount so we can tally ICC's contribution).

Questions? Contact Nancy Rion, nancyrion2@gmail.com, David Pettyjohn, pettyjohnd@gmail.com, or members of the Social Action and Mission Committee.