Help FeedMore WNY Raise Money To Fight Hunger Just By Walking
FeedMore WNY is hosting its 15th annual Walk Off Hunger, presented by Evans Bank. You're invited to help fight hunger in Western New York by taking part in the walk on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. in Buffalo. Registration will begin at 10 am and the walk will start at 11 am.
The walk, which is a total of two miles, is open to all ages and abilities, and it's dog friendly. Registration is $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of four or more. Kids ages 12 and younger are free. Registered walkers will receive Walk Off Hunger-themed shoelaces, a registration bag, access to a virtual auction, and more. All of the proceeds from Walk Off Hunger will help FeedMore WNY provide food to hungry children, families, older adults, and veterans. FeedMore WNY serves Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY, said,
Sadly, the rate of food insecurity is 25 percent higher in Western New York than it is for all of New York State. Walk Off Hunger is an opportunity for our community to come together and take meaningful steps to alleviate hunger throughout Western New York. In addition to registering for the walk, participants have the ability to launch personal fundraising pages to provide even more meals for our neighbors in need.
You can register for Walk Off Hunger and create a personal fundraising page by visiting feedmorewny.org/walk-off-hunger.
Soaring Food Prices In New York State Could Cancel Your Thanksgiving Dinner
Many families in New York may have to rethink their holiday dinners this year. While Thanksgiving has traditionally been a time when close and extended families come together to share a meal, New Yorkers may be forced to cancel this year due to rising prices.
Here's How Much The Prices Of Grocery Items Have Increased From 2021 To 2022:
(Food at home price increase percentage from Aug. 2021-Aug. 2022)
Cereals and bakery products - 16.4 percent
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs - 10.6 percent
Dairy and related products - 16.2
Fruits and vegetables - 9.4
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials - 13.4