Early registration is encouraged for the third annual San Luis Obispo County Food Bank Hunger Walk, set for Saturday, Sept. 22, so walkers have more time to seek sponsors.
Seven county communities participate in the event to raise funds to feed the hungry. Proceeds stay in the respective communities.
Despite Cambria’s small size and number of participants, it has consistently raised some of the largest sums.
The Cambria Hunger Walk begins with check-in at 1 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Catholic Church parish hall at 1174 Main St.
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Beginning at 2 p.m., walkers can choose to go at their own pace for .9 miles along Main Street to Cambria Vineyard Church, where hot dogs and beverages will be available. Or participants may continue for 1.7-mile walk along Main Street, through the old rodeo grounds and back via Burton Drive and Main Street to Vineyard Church.
Walkers can register online at slofoodbank.orgor call 238-4664. Every $1 raised will purchase seven meals for someone in need.
Last year 44,000 county residents (almost half of those were young people) were served meals paid for by Hunger Walk proceeds.
For further information, call Daun Putney at 927- 4064, or Consuelo Macedo at 927-3159.