Hunger Walk benefiting Dare to Care food bank, World Food Programme to take place at Waterfront Park this weekend

With one in seven Americans living in poverty, there is a great need for organizations that can help the impoverished meet basic, immediate needs.

This weekend, Kentuckiana folks will have the chance to support a couple of these agencies.

The 2010 Hunger Walk 2010 will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville. The event will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and The World Food Programme, two programs that address hunger on a local and international level.

The 5K run/walk begins at 2:15 p.m. A festival with food and entertainment starts at noon. Registration for the race is closed, but you can still support the agencies by donating online.

I get to see Dare to Care’s work each day at my day-job at Neighborhood House. Five nights each week, my organization hosts Kids’ Café, a Dare to Care program that provides kids with a free, nutritious meal. This summer, we set a record by serving 114 kids in one night, no doubt a result of the recession and the poverty it has caused.

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