Last month, I told you about how the Tucson Food Bank (aka Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona) needs your help to provide food to fellow Tucson residents in need. More than 1.6 million people in Arizona suffer from food insecurity. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, that number rose even higher. Last year, CFBSA distributed over 70 million pounds of food to people living in five different counties. Things like Tucson's Market on the Move help some people. But even they're restricted to a limited amount of resources. You can help feed more people by signing up for the Tucson Virtual Hunger Walk 2020.
Tucson Virtual Hunger Walk 2020
In years past, the food bank hosts an in-person Hunger Walk. This represents their biggest fundraising event of the year. Unfortunately, in-person walks run the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread. However, the food bank still needs the money to buy the food needed to serve as many people as possible. So, this year, they went virtual.
Instead of a 5K you see other places, they only ask that you plot a one-mile course at a time of your choosing. Yes, you can run, walk, skip, hop, or dance your way through that mile. Whichever way you decide to do it, have fun. Just complete it by the end of the day on September 12. Don't forget to ask your friends and neighbors to donate or join you in the cause. If you participate with other individuals who don't live with you, maintain a social distance of six feet and wear a mask...for your safety and theirs.
Help Spread the Word
When you and your loved ones decide when and where to do your portion of the Tucson Virtual Hunger Walk 2020, use your social media accounts and word of mouth to gather donations to support your efforts. This participation packet offers some fun and helpful ideas. Take lots of pictures of you preparing for and participating in the walk. Then upload them to your social media using #VirtualHW2020. Before you head out on your walk, download a pre-filled sign to carry with you to let other people know what you're doing.
How to Register
Event organizers set themselves a goal of $100,000 this year. As of the writing of this post, they've almost hit $90,000. To help them reach that last little bit (and possibly go over), visit the Virtual Hunger Walk website. You may register as an individual, as a team or join a team already registered. It costs $25 per adult (age 12 or older) or $10 per child (ages 6-11) to participate. Kids under six can join the walk for free. If you can't make it, you can still donate money online. All money raised is used to purchase more food to feed hungry families.
Rebecca Schulte, Schulte Real Estate Group, Your Source for Tucson Real Estate