Hawaii Foodbank Hunger Walk raises $130,000

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 500 walkers laced up their shoes bright and early Saturday morning to help stomp out hunger.

People of all ages completed a one-mile walk around the grounds of the Civic Center.

The money they raised will help member organizations provide meals to those in need across the state.

At the finish line, there were lots of treats for everyone.

The message, though, was a very serious one.

"We work with about 240-250 different organizations, and work with our feeding programs so they come here and get a chance to tell people about what they actually do. We can't put a price on how much we help, how many people we serve", said Roxanne Stark, Director of Agency Affiliations at the Hawaii Foodbank

At last check, they raised more than $80,000.

On top of that, the Hawaii Foodbank helped kick in $25,000, which will be distributed to all the different agencies.

Event sponsor The Wong Foundation also donated $25,000