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Greater Lowell Good Friday Walk for Hunger
Greater Lowell Good Friday Walk For Hunger
It is time to prepare for our Thirtieth Annual Greater Lowell Walk for Hunger! The Walk is on Good Friday, April 6th beginning 8:00am at St. Mark's Church, 75 Cold Spring Road in Westford. We would like to invite you and members of your school, organization or congregation to participate. The proceeds from our Annual Walk are distributed to local community agencies to help fight hunger. Recipients are the Alternative House, the House of Hope, the Lowell Transitional Living Center, The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank Mobile Pantry, and the food pantries in Westford and Chelmsford. Our national outreach is through Sharing, Inc. whose mission is to eliminate poverty and hunger, wherever they exist. Last year we raised and distributed nearly $20,000 to help our local agencies feed the hungry. We are also pleased to announce our continuing affiliation with The Feinstein Foundation who provides matching funds to many organizations in the fight against hunger.
As a reminder to our local youth, who may be required to complete community service or self-improvement projects within their organizations - this is an excellent way to satisfy those requirements. Most of the youth of the area have the day off from school and are traditionally the “backbone” of our Walk for Hunger effort. The walk is a 13-mile safe and scenic course consisting of two loops(4.2 & 8.8 miles) to and from St. Mark's Episcopal Church, with the opportunity to walk one or both parts through Westford and Chelmsford and with convenient stops to rest and mingle with new and old friends. There are crossing guards posted at all street intersections; first aid services, a PB & J lunch at West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, and van rides back at any time your body protests too much.
|Where||Cold Spring Rd & Graniteville Rd, Westford, MA 01886 (St. Marks Episcopal Church)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 pm–3:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|