Fighting Hunger One Step at a Time

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 12, 2008) - Food For The Poor’s annual 3-2-1 Fun Walk is just weeks away but there’s still time to sign up for what promises to be a fun-filled day.

The recipe for the 3-2-1 Fun Walk is simple:  walk 3 miles 2 feed 1 family.  Just log onto www.foodforthepoor.org/funwalk, register, get your friends to sponsor you, and then show up on April 5th at the Food For The Poor headquarters in Coconut Creek.  It’s a great way to start your day and you’ll get some exercise, maybe win a prize or two, and make a real difference in the fight against hunger. 

At just $4.00 per mile –or a total of $12 from each of your sponsors –you’ll feed a family of four for a month.  The goal this year is to raise enough to feed 5,000 destitute families in the Caribbean and Latin America for a month. 

Participants in the 3-2-1 Fun Walk will step off to the sounds of a deejay, enjoy free chair massages from Align Your Spine Chiropractic Life Center, get to meet Coconut Creek’s firedog Sparky and police robot Safety Sam, watch performances from Dance Broward, hear from Lynn University students about their recent journey to Haiti, enjoy lunch from 620 Subs, and take home a Fun Walk T-Shirt. 

Food For The Poor’s wide ranging programs help some of the poorest of the poor with nourishing food, safe housing, clean drinking water, health care, and much, much more. 
Food For The Poor is consistently rated as one of the most efficient charities in the United States. 

Fun Walk sponsors this year include Comcast, Excel Events and Productions, and the Miami International Triathlon. 

Food For The Poor, the second largest international relief and development organization in the nation and the #1 charity in Florida, does much more than simply feed the millions of hungry poor in 16 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. Since 1982, we have provided clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and emergency relief, with more than 96% of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For additional information, please visit the Web site www.foodforthepoor.org.  

Contact:
Hugh Graf
Public Relations Coordinator
(954) 427-2222 x 6610