This morning I joined almost 40 other walkers for the Union Avenue United Methodist Church Food Panty for the Chicago Food Bank Hunger Walk. We rode a chartered bus to Soldier Field and along with over 10,000 other walkers took a 5K walk to help end hunger.
A few weeks ago the Pantry Director started an online team with the Chicago Food Bank and together with my personal online page, and face to face pledges I was able to raise just over $500.
The Food Bank had a fairly efficient traffic management setup and we pulled into the parking lot and queued up with other buses in a matter of minutes. The check in area was also well staffed and managed, and we walked right up to turn in our waivers & pledges, and receive a gift bag with a t-shirt & assorted snacks. The weather was cool with a slight breeze and great for walking.
The Union Avenue United Methodist Church Food Panty is an organization that I’ve been helping for the last year and I really admire and appreciate the work they do for this community. It was a real pleasure to help them this morning, and look forward to volunteering with them.