Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and spend time with family and friends. For some, it’s a reminder that they struggle to have enough to eat, even on holidays. For those of us that are blessed with enough, it’s a great day to give back and join others for the Walk to End Hunger. Taking place from 7-10am on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. This year marks the 9th annual event and you can find more information here.
The 9th Annual Walk to End Hunger will return to the Mall of America® on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th, 7 to 10 am. Thousands of Minnesotans are expected to walk once again to raise money for 12 area hunger relief organizations.
This year’s event, created by the Minnesota Hunger Initiative and presented by the Mosaic Company, will feature several changes, including a new walk route, the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line, other entertainment, and the addition of three “fun zones.”
“The need for hunger relief is has not changed, however,” said the Minnesota Hunger Initiative’s Associate Director Sophia Lenarz-Coy. “Minnesota food shelf usage continues to rise, especially among seniors. So this fundraising event is critical to putting food on hungry Minnesotans’ tables. Every dollar raised means three meals.”
The WTEH has raised more than $2 million in eight years to provide financial support for hunger issues facing Twin Cities metro area residents. Walk proceeds are funneled back to the 12 hunger relief organizations: Aliveness Project; The Food Group; Hunger Solutions; ICA Foodshelf; Keystone Community Services; Loaves and Fishes; Meals on Wheels; Minnesota FoodShare;, Neighbors, Inc.; The Salvation Army; Second Harvest Heartland; and VEAP.