9 September, 2021, 01:06

HungerWalk 2021: Get active & give back with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

It’s all about raising awareness — and your heart rate, too.

Lace up your shoes because the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is hosting its annual HungerWalk on Saturday, September 11.

HungerWalk with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Facebook

If you’ve never joined in on the event, it’s a family-friendly walk that provides a chance to “get out, get active, and give back.” The end result is a fun way to raise awareness and end hunger in our communities.

This year, the HungerWalk is a hybrid event, meaning that there is more than one way to participate. After the success of last year’s walk, the Community Food Bank is implementing the same options.

HungerWalk with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Facebook

You’ve got the choice of joining a small meet-up group to walk together in person, participating in the Community Food Bank’s virtual walk by walking when and wherever you’d like, or donating online to support other walkers.

You must register for the walk and it’s $25 for adults, $10 for children six to 11 years old, and anyone five years and younger can walk for free.

At the moment, there are already some small group meet-ups happening in the community. All of the groups will be walking between 8 – 10 a.m., so take a look at the options when registering online. Attendance is capped at a specific amount so follow the prompts to select your location when signing up.

Available Meet-up locations

  • Morris K Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
  • George Mehl Family Foothills Park, 4000 E. River Rd.
  • Kino North Complex, 3600 S. Country Club Rd.
  • Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way
  • Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 I-19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, Arizona
  • Sahuarita Lake Park, 15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd., Sahuarita, Arizona
HungerWalk with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Facebook

Suggested Trails in Tucson

  • Chuck Huckelberry Loop
  • Pima Prickly Park Trail
  • Freeman Homestead Trail
  • Catalina State Park Nature Loop
  • Tumamoc Hill 

Your support goes directly to providing emergency groceries, hot meals, and so much more to families in need. The month of September is also Hunger Action Month and what better time to throw a HungerWalk and give back to members of the community that need it the most, right?

For more information and to register, visit communityfoodbank.org.

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