The 11th annual Hunger Walk sets new fundraising record

The 11th annual Hunger Walk sets new fundraising record

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By. Kristine Tofte

Hawaii Foodbank and the Harry C. & Nee Chang C. held the 11th annual Hunger Walk Saturday morning.

785 walkers and about 42 participating Foodbank agencies came out to support the fundraiser.

The one mile walk began at 9 a.m. and was followed by refreshments, keiki activities and live on-stage entertainment.

Over $118,000 was raised Saturday, setting a new record.

The money raised will go to feeding programs, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers and soup kitchens on Oahu, which will help feed one in five Oahu residents this year.

Roxanne Stark, the Director of Agency Affiliations at the Hawaii Foodbank, says it can be anyone from your neighbor to your brother, sister, uncle or aunty, anybody who says they need the food.

People not able to attend the event that want to help are encouraged to make donations or become a volunteer.

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