AVON — The 31st Annual Avon Walk Against Hunger (AWAH), sponsored by the Avon Interfaith Center, is set to take place next week.
The 2.5 mile walk through the village begins at the Avon Village Hall on Sat. May 7 at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
“I am in awe of the generosity of the Avon community and that they continue to support the walk after 30 years.” says Marty Graham, long-time community and Interfaith Council member. “I think it’s because the council uses all of the proceeds to serve people in our community.”
The walk’s proceeds help support the Senior Nutrition Center in Avon which provides low cost, nutritional, hot lunches for seniors in Avon and the surrounding area.
The Avon Food Pantry provides food for adults, children and seniors in our community who find themselves unable to make ends meet. There has been a significant increase in demand for its services recently. The money collected from the walk helps the food pantry offset the expense of providing perishable food items such as milk, eggs and bread.
The pantry also provided a record number of Thanksgiving and Easter baskets this year. At Christmas, the food pantry, in conjunction with the local churches, provides gifts for needy children in the community.
Last year the AWAH raised over $4,500. We are looking to exceed that amount this year and could use your support. If you are interested in collecting pledges and walking or would like to make a donation, please contact Linda Heeler at (585) 704-9398.