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Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona plans virtual hunger walk amid ongoing pandemic

Posted at 7:46 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 15:30:53-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona had to cancel its physical hunger walk due to the ongoing pandemic, but in place they planned a virtual HungerWalk to help end hunger in Southern Arizona.

The Food Bank asked people to register online, and then walk one mile in your neighborhood, a park or anywhere you would like Saturday, September 12. Those who participated in the virtual hunger walk were asked to share photos online.

Food Bank Norma Cable said "The beauty of a virtual event is you can choose where you wanna walk and when you wanna walk. If you want to form a team and walk with your family and friends safely socially distanced, that's great. It's too important of an issue for us to cancel hunger walk completely so we hope that this virtual walk will succeed as well."

The Food Bank brought in 1,260 walkers raising $171,840 to fight hunger.

Those who didn't get the chance to participate in this event -- can register for next year's HungerWalk on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

For more information about the hunger walk or the community food bank, click here.