Help Halt Hunger by Taking One Step at a Time

More than 500 participants took part in FFP's 5th annual “Walk for Hunger" in 2010.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 11, 2011) – Dust off those sneakers, if you haven’t already, and get ready to run, jog or walk your way in what has become one of Food For The Poor’s most popular events in its fight against hunger.

The 6th annual “5K Walk/Run For Hunger” fundraiser is set to kick-off Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park located at 401 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. Every step taken by each participant will be a step towards raising much needed funds to feed families facing severe malnutrition in the Caribbean and Latin America.

But in order to help, you must register to participate. Please visit www.foodforthepoor.org/walk to sign up, start a team or make a donation. Take advantage of the “Participant Center” to create a fundraising page, share your goal with family, friends, coworkers and contacts, while you monitor your progress.

Cost of pre-registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-10, and there’s no fee for children 5 years old and under. The registration cost for South Florida walkers includes a T-shirt and lunch. Special awards will be given to the individuals who raise the largest amount of pledges. For more information, please call 1-888-404-4248. You can also register the day of the event. Registration starts at 6 a.m., the run begins at 7 a.m. and the walk is at 9 a.m.

A special Facebook page has been established for the Walk For Hunger, and it features numerous photos from last year's event.

Thousands are expected to attend the 2011 event, which will be held at Quiet Waters
Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

If you don’t live in South Florida, you can still participate and help prevent hunger. You can register online as a virtual walker to partake in your hometown with us, as a team, or as an individual. Do your part to feed starving children and their families, while raising awareness about Food For The Poor, one of the most efficient charities in the United States.

Food For The Poor, the third-largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com