The Community Food Bank in Green Valley’s signature event, HungerWalk, (Saturday, September 23 at La Posada in Green Valley) brings together like-minded community members to raise funds and awareness for the fight against hunger. It’s bigger and better this year, with more activities for the whole family. Come support a great cause, get some exercise and see more about the work that we do together for our community. With your generous support, we’ll be that much closer to reaching our total goal of $230,000 to help close the hunger gap!
Can we count on YOUR SUPPORT this year?
- Share in our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community and be the help that thousands of families, children, seniors, and veterans need to make ends meet.
- Align heart and health in support of an issue that affects thousands in our community.
- There’s positive power in walking both for health and for strengthening our community, connecting people of all backgrounds to make an impact on hunger
Be part of the Community Food Bank's biggest event of the year!
Who will YOU walk for?
Jocelyn is only eight years old, but she knows what it’s like to worry about where her next meal will come from. She is used to being hungry at school and going home to empty cabinets. But with the help of our Child Nutrition Programs, Jocelyn receives healthy meals and snacks and has a healthy future ahead of her.
Reyna, a single mom to three young kids, knows her family should be eating better. But on a limited budget and with no grocery stores nearby, it’s a struggle just to keep them fed. Now, Reyna brings her kids to the Community Food Bank every week to pick up fresh produce and play in the garden.
Ron, a disabled senior, is one of over 200,000 people who benefitted from our emergency food services last year. With his health declining and no family around to help him, Ron relies on SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) and our emergency food program to make ends meet.
Where is the event?
The Green Valley HungerWalk will be held on the La Posada campus, at the corner of Continental Road and Park Centre Ave. The "Start" line is in front of Posada Java, which is at the entrance to La Posada.
How far is the walk? Is it a race? Do I have to walk the whole route?
The Green Valley HungerWalk offers two route options. The 2.0 mile option takes you around the outer edge of the beautiful La Posada campus. The 0.8 mile option takes you through the La Posada campus and then back to Continental Road. This walk is not a race and participants can walk at their own pace.
Can I bring my ...
Wheel chair? Yes.
Dogs? Yes, well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the Green Valley HungerWalk.
What time does the event start? When do we walk and how long will it take?
Registration opens at 7am and the walk begins at 8am. The walk can be completed within 90 minutes from start to finish. Walkers will be treated to a breakfast after the race, and will have the opportunity to buy tickets for a raffle where you can win great prizes!
How do I register?
You can click here to register online. Participants can also register by mail or in person the day of the event. Paper registration forms will be available beginning August 1. More information about registering, joining a team, or starting a team can be found in our Guide to Registering Online.
How do I raise funds?
Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join in the fun! Walking is great exercise so encourage them to join you for the day and support you financially toward meeting the goal you’ve set. There are team prizes and fundraising prizes. Share word on Facebook and other social media.
How do I purchase tickets for the raffle?
Raffle tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $1 each or 6 for $5.
Where does the money go?
The money raised for the HungerWalk stays here at your Community Food Bank in Amado and Green Valley. Your registration fees and donations will go directly to support all our hunger assistance programs.
What if I am unable to attend the walk, but still want to raise funds for the Community Food Bank?
You can register to be a virtual walker! Virtual walkers can register online, raise funds, and receive a HungerWalk t-shirt.
Can I pick my t-shirt and goodie bag up before the walk?
Yes, at Posada Java on Thursday, 9/21 or Friday, 9/22 from noon to 4 p.m.