Friday, June 13, 2014

Chicago Hunger Walk

A few years ago Dave and I joined our mutual best friend Charlie out in Chicago for the annual Hunger Walk.  Volunteering through the BVC (Benedictine Volunteer Corps), Charlie worked at the St. Jame's food pantry for the year.  It was in support of the food pantry that we joined the Hunger Walk.  The walk had representatives from food pantries all across Chicago and lots of participants walking to end hunger with all the proceeds going to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. 

It was a large gathering in Soldier Field.  There were food and drink stands, with a band playing on stage to help set the upbeat mood.  Donning a t-shirt we walked along the lake front on a gorgeous June day in support of the cause.  Lucky for me it was only a 5k walk and not a run, becuase I proved myself to be very out of shape.  In hindsight I shouldn't have grabbed so many goodies that I'd have to cart along on the walk.  But it was GREAT to spend a morning in support of a good cause, and even better when we got to do it with Charlie. 

If you're interested in the 29th Annual Chicago Hunger Walk it's scheduled for Saturday June 21st 2014.  You can donate online or even better, go walk! It's almost always in June so if you can't go this year, plan ahead for the next one.  In fact you with the walk only taking up a portion of your day, you can feel good about the exercise and cause and treat yourself afterwards to some delicious Chicago pizza. 

So join the fight against hunger and participate in the Chicago Hunger Walk. "Do it for Chicago"

For more ideas of activities that my husband and I did in Chicago on our weekend visiting Charlie, checkout Must Sees in Chicago: Part 1.

 For even more, check out Chicago Sights: Part 2, when Lisa and Joe visited the windy city.  

Chicago has so much to offer, don't miss out!!!

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