Hike for Hunger

By: Will Jones
By: Will Jones

On Sunday, it was a great day to get out and walk, and about 70 people in South Charleston did just that! They put on their walking shoes for the annual hike for hunger. It was a fundraiser for Heart and Hand Food Pantry in South Charleston.

Jan Collins is a 71-year-old who participated in the two and a half mile walk. She walked with about 75 other people to raise money for the Heart and Hand Food Pantry in South Charleston.

The annual Hike for Hunger raises more than $4,000 dollars each year.

Fundraisers for the food pantry are becoming more important, as companies in our area continue to lay off workers. About 20 families depend on Heart and Hand each day.

Everyone participating on Sunday hoped their steps made a difference.

This year's walk was dedicated to the former director of Heart and Hands, Kay Hall. Before she died in March, she had been the director of the food pantry for 35 years.

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