The 11th annual WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk, which benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank, starts Saturday morning.
In the first year of the Hunger Walk, $50,000 was raised. Last year, more than $300,000 was collected. The funds make a world of difference for local families in need, including federal furlough workers. Harry Chapin turns every dollar raised into $8 worth of food.
The Hunger Walk is paramount to the fundraising of the non-profit as this is its biggest fundraising event of the year. Richard LeBer, an organizer of the walk, told WINK News about the logistics of some of the allocated funds that helps facilitate it giving out food.
“To keep trucks on the road, to keep the operations,” LeBer said. “It allows us to do what we do because without having trucks on the road, without having coolers to keep stuff, we can’t rescue food.”
Those interested can still join the Hunger Walk. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Miromar Outlets.
— Channing Frampton (@ChanningWINK) January 19, 2019
— Bonita Springs Charter (@BonitaCharter) January 19, 2019
Did you make it out to the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk this morning!? Thanks to you, we raised more than $200,000!🥫🥪✨
— Sara Girard (@SaraGirardNews) January 19, 2019