More than 18% of people in Baton Rouge are food insecure. Food insecurity refers to a situation where a person is not sure from where their next meal will come or whether a meal will come at all. Parents need a place to turn when their children are hungry. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Holy Grill are places for those who are hungry to go to find food and aid, and to learn the skills they need to help them become self-sufficient in the future. All of the money and donations raised in the Hunger Walk are shared among these organizations who help alleviate local hunger.
WHAT: Baton Rouge Community Hunger Walk 2017
WHO: All proceeds generated at the Hunger Walk will stay in our local community, supporting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Holy Grill – a feeding program of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.
WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 2017. Registration begins at 1:30, Walk begins at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
WHERE: Catholic Life Center Campus, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808
COST: Please consider making a donation to walk. You can donate online or at the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Melinda Sanford at Melinda.Sanford@syngenta.com.
How long is the walk?
The walk is approximately 2 miles. Shorter routes are available for those who may have trouble walking the whole route. Information about the Food Bank and Holy Grill will be at the starting/finish line for those who are there to support the walkers.
I’m in high school, can I get service hours by participating in this event?
High school students can receive service credit by participating in the walk. Please contact the Holy Grill with more information at HolyGrill@ifedgbr.com.
How can I help?
Form a team and raise donations to fight hunger in Baton Rouge, or consider getting your employer on board as a corporate sponsor of this event. Businesses and organizations can also donate drinks or snacks for the walkers on the day of the event. Church groups and teen organizations are invited to set up a booth to hold carnival-style games, children’s games, or for information about fighting poverty and hunger in Baton Rouge.