More than 13,000 participants united for the 33rd annual Hunger Walk/Run benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Sunday, March 5.
The location formerly known as Turner Field hosted the huge event that raised almost $1 million for the Food Bank and five additional hunger-relief organizations.
Newly retired 11Alive anchor Brenda Wood hosted the event for her 25th year, and her former colleague, 11Alive Chief Meteorologist Chris Holcomb joined her as emcee for the day.
Since 1984, the run has united faith groups, corporations and families dedicated to helping raise awareness about the prevalence of hunger for more than 900,000 working families, seniors and children in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia who face hunger and food insecurity each day.
Atlanta Community Food Bank’s network of 600+ partner agencies in 29 counties help ensure 755,000 people receive the food assistance they desperately need.
Last year, the Food Bank distributed nearly 70 million pounds of food and grocery products—enough for nearly 58 million meals!
This year’s major sponsors included Title Sponsor Arby’s Foundation. Presenting sponsors were Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company and Neadwerx. Premier sponsors included Tokio Marine HCC, Audi Atlanta, Freshpoint and Sysco Atlanta.