Attention St. Nicholas Youth! Our youth intern, Cami Fanning, is organizing a trip up to Atlanta this Sunday right after church for the 2011 Hunger Walk.

Adults and youth are welcome to carpool up to the event where folks will walk with other Episcopalians to help eradicate hunger! If you would like to go, e-mail Cami by Wednesday.

Here’s more info on the Hunger Walk:

When: Sunday, March 13, 2011

Where: Green Lot at Turner Field

Time: Registration at 12:00 noon. 5K Run and Walk start at 2:00 pm. (Park closes 4:00 pm)

Who: Episcopalians from across the Diocese of Atlanta join together each spring to help hungry neighbors in our communities.  Your participation can help the thousands of families who experience poverty in our state.

Why: In Georgia 20.1 percent of Georgia’s children live in poverty – that’s nearly half a million children under age 18.  Nearly 1.4 million Georgians (14.7%) are living in poverty. This is the equivalent of 26 sold out games at Turner Field.  11.9 percent – more than one in every ten senior citizens in Georgia – is living in poverty.

PARKING IS FREE! All walkers and runners are encouraged to park in the Turner Field Blue Lot to avoid crossing the street.  The Blue Lot is just above the Green Lot where the event is held on Capitol Avenue.

Registration begins at noon — Come early to check out the new ECF tent and greet friends from around the diocese.  Kids of all ages can enjoy entertainment, food and games before the walk and run begin. The Run and Walk will take you through downtown Atlanta – a terrific way to see the city.

Note About Pets

Due to liability concerns and Turner Field policies we are not allowed to have family pets at the Hunger Walk. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

How to Get Involved

For over 25 years, Episcopal Charities Foundation has joined the Hunger Walk/Run in uniting participants of all ages and athletic backgrounds to support hunger and poverty relief. Over 11,000 participants come together each March to raise more than $400,000.  It is the largest single fundraiser for Episcopal Charitiesand its work to fight hunger throughout middle and north Georgia.

T-Shirt

All walkers who raise or contribute $25 or more will receive a free Hunger Walk/Run t-shirt on the day of the walk. If you’re a runner, your registration fee entitles you to a t-shirt the day of the event.  Once you complete your registration print out a copy of your confirmation and bring it with you on March 13th to receive your Hunger Walk/Run t-shirt.

Set your goal

The more funds you collect, the better we can all serve our communities. Hundreds of programs, including many supported by Episcopal Charities, that feed the hungry count on the Hunger Walk/Run so they can continue to serve those in need.  These include food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, afterschool programs and senior centers.

Our best advice for successful fundraising? Pray.  And then ask EVERYONE you know – friends, family, business colleagues, neighbors, classmates, fellow parishioners and more. Don’t forget your social networks like Facebook and Twitter – they’re great ways to let people know you’re participating in the Hunger Walk/Run on behalf of Episcopal Charities and that you’d like their support!  Remember … no donation is too large or small.  Each one helps Episcopal Charities feed hungry people across the Diocese of Atlanta.

For more information please contact hungerwalk@acfb.org or 404-892-9822 x 1246