38th annual Hunger Walk will be held Sept. 27

St. X. students raced ahead of more than 2,500 walkers and runners gathered last Sunday on the Belvedere for the 37th annual Hunger Walk, organized by Dare to Care Food Bank and Interfaith Paths to Peace. Students from Catholic schools and parishioners from several Catholic churches also joined in the event. A Dare to Care spokesperson said participants raised more than $100,000 to benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and the World Food Program. (2014 Photo Special to The Record by Father Patrick Delahanty)

St. X. students raced ahead of more than 2,500 walkers and runners gathered last Sunday on the Belvedere for the 37th annual Hunger Walk, organized by Dare to Care Food Bank and Interfaith Paths to Peace. Students from Catholic schools and parishioners from several Catholic churches also joined in the event. A Dare to Care spokesperson said participants raised more than $100,000 to benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and the World Food Program. (2014 Photo Special to The Record by Father Patrick Delahanty)

Dare to Care Food Bank and Interfaith Paths to Peace are holding the 38th annual Hunger Walk Sept. 27 in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, 3000 Freys Hill Road.

In years past, the walk has been held downtown near the waterfront. But the Ohio River Bridges Project and other construction prompted organizers to move the fundraiser this year.

The Hunger Walk Family Festival will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. The 5K walk will start at 2:15 p.m. and the route will follow a loop around the park. The festival will include the “Stampede Against Hunger” obstacle course, a kids’ zone, music and free food and refreshments.

According to a statement from organizers, more than 2,500 people are expected to attend and the fundraising is expected to exceed $125,000.

“Kentuckiana’s rise in hunger has caught the attention of local faith leaders,” said a statement from organizers. “Local leaders of several faiths, including Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and Jewish Community of Louisville representative Matt Goldberg are uniting to call on their congregations and the entire community to support this year’s hunger walk.”

In the past year, Dare to Care distributed more than 15 million meals to eight Kentucky and five Indiana counties. Dare to Care also operates 25 Kids Cafes and Backpack Buddy weekend nutrition programs in 38 Kentuckiana elementary schools, according to the press release.

Participants may sign up individually or join a team. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children under 18. To register or for more information, visit www.thehungerwalk.org.

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