This Memorial Day Hunger Walk and 5K Run Raises Funds for the Freestore Foodbank

The 16th annual event will assist the Freestore and its 450 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers

click to enlarge This Memorial Day Hunger Walk and 5K Run Raises Funds for the Freestore Foodbank
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The 16th annual Memorial Day Hunger Walk & 5K Run raises funds for the Freestore Foodbank.

Since it began in 2004, the event has raised more than $1,800,000 — or 5,400,000 meals — for those in need in counties across Greater Cincinnati.

Each race registration is a donation to assist the Freestore and its 450 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers, which, according to the Hunger Walk website, provide 27.3 million meals each year to children and families in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

The race/walk route takes participants from West Pete Rose Way, into Covington and back to Smale Riverfront Park with the goal of fighting hunger with every step.

9 a.m. Monday (May 27). $25 with T-shirt; $20 without; $100 suggested fundraising goal. Race leaves from The Banks, Downtown, cincinnatihungerwalk.org.

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