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Walk Off Hunger to raise money for the Food Bank of WNY

The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants of all ages for its 11th Annual Walk Off Hunger, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Island Park in Williamsville.

The family-friendly event will help the Food Bank of WNY provide more nutritious meals to hungry local children, families, seniors and veterans this summer and into the fall.

Walk Off Hunger, presented by Life Storage and co-hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church and Congregation Shir Shalom, will start with check-in and registration at 10 a.m., and 2-mile walk at 11 a.m.

Free parking is available at nearby Williamsville South High School, at 5950 Main St.

One in eight people in the Food Bank’s four-county service area is at risk of hunger. Donations slow significantly during the summer, but the need remains high. Walk Off Hunger was created as a summertime fundraiser to help the Food Bank replenish its shelves.

“Thanks to the support of the community, Walk Off Hunger continues to make a substantial contribution in the fight against hunger. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join us on July 28 for a fun and meaningful event that will make a difference in Western New York,” said Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of the Food Bank.

Registration is $25 per person; children ages 16 and younger can participate free. Walkers can register the day of the event or online at There will be a special drawing for a chance to win a $2,000 AAA gift certificate to plan a family vacation. Tickets are $10 per entry or $20 for three entries. Participants in the drawing need not be present at the walk to win.

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