Merle State Hunger Walk is Sunday

Biggest fundraiser of year for the Soup Kitchen

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

The Merle State Hunger Walk is Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. starting at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main Street, and ending at Daily Bread Ministries at 521 E. Poinsett. That route will be closed to traffic until after the walk.

Registration is 1:30 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church.

This is the soup kitchen’s biggest fundraiser of the year, accounting for about 50 percent of its annual budget, and comes at its most important time. It is the 8th year of the one-mile walk. The agency is a non-profit.

Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, back-to-back, take a heavy toll on cupboards and supplies. The ministry routinely averages serving 140 meals a day and routinely is in need food donations.

T-shirts and hot dog plates will be available for donations.

Call 968-0323 to donate, volunteer or for more information.

 

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