Walk to End Hunger – few simple steps:
Sometimes a problem is too big – sometimes it’s the process. Hunger is a topic that’s so monumental – and so complex – it may seem to be too much to tackle. The same might be said of the forthcoming Walk to End Hunger scheduled for Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America.
(Parenthetically, my opinion is that the MOA fits the definition of too much to tackle, but that’s another story…)
Some time ago I posted a couple of pieces on the blog about hunger issues and my intent to walk to support Neighbors, Inc. Since then I’ve come up with a simpler step-by-step guide to the complexities of the Walk to End Hunger mega-project. It’s targeted to Neighbors, Inc. I thought it might be useful to potential supporters who may be overwhelmed as I am by the process itself.
If you’re interested you may also check my page on the Walk site where you will also find a one minute video – that’s not Katie Couric….
The goal is to keep the focus on the need, not the process. I hope this helps.
Support the Walk to End Hunger
Support Neighbors, Inc!
The Walk to End Hunger is a collaboration of hunger-related organizations of which Neighbors, Inc. is a member. On Thanksgiving morning, November 22, from 7 to 10 am thousands of Minnesotans will walk the Mall of America to raise awareness and funds to end hunger in the Twin Cities metro area.
There are several ways you and your family can support the Walk and Neighbors, Inc.
- Join us in the Walk. Do this by visiting our website (www.neighborsmn.org). That will start you off with basic background resources and lead you to the Walk to End Hunger website (www.walkendhunger.org). Your $25 registration will go directly to support the Neighbors Inc. food shelf. We hope that, as a member of the Neighbors Inc. Hunger Fighters Team you will encourage friends and family to match your contribution so that each member of the Neighbors, Inc. Hunger Fighters Team generates $100 to Neighbors.
- Ask friends and neighbors to designate Neighbors, Inc. if they are making a contribution to the Walk. Remember that all funds go directly to Neighbors to support programs in the Northern Dakota County community.
- Can’t make it? You can make a financial contribution directly to Neighbors, Inc. by just contacting Neighbors directly with your designated contribution. We will add it to the Neighbors fund as part of the Walk.
- Cheer us on at the MOA! No charge for spectators – family fun for supporters. If you change your mind you can register on site to join the Neighbors, Inc. Hunger Fighters Team!
Neighbors Inc. serves individuals and families in northern Dakota County. The demand for our food shelf is up 60% from just two years ago. Neighbors will distribute 600 pounds of food this year alone. Clients receive a package of one week’s worth of food for each member of the family. In October we served 445 families through our recently expanded food shelf.
Neighbors is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Any donation you make to support this event is fully tax deductible.