Friday, September 23, 2016

Help the Rio Grande Food Project (by Taking a Hike in the Woods!)

Saturday, October 22, 2016 
Rio Grande Bosque, Albuquerque

What could be more pleasant than a hike in the bosque during the fall season?  The trees are covered with a canopy of yellow and gold, the air is crisp as freshly picked apple, and the views of the Rio Grande are magnificent.

As long as you are taking a fall hike along the river (and you know you want to do it), you might as well make each of your steps count by participating the the Hike for Hunger to help the Rio Grande Food Project.

The hike follows a four-mile loop on the west bank of the river in northwest Albuquerque. The starting and ending point is  the Boxing Bear Brewing Co., 10200 Corrales Rd. NW (map). Registration is open at  9:30 A.M., and the hike begins at 10:00 A.M.  Registration costs are $20 for adult hikers (18 or older), $15 for adults who register in a group of 10 and $10 for youth hikers under 18. Register Online  by Wednesday, October 5, and receive a Hike for Hunger T-shirt!

Raise additional funds while you hike. Get creative and have fun raising funds during your hike! People want to support good causes like ending hunger. Ask family, friends and colleagues to support you by the number of steps or miles you complete or giving a one-time donation. Reach out via Social Media, Email, Phone, or In Person. All proceeds will help Rio Grande Food Project fill empty bellies!

The Rio Grande Food Project helps supplement the food needs of low-income families and individuals in the Albuquerque area  New Mexico is one of the hungriest states in the country. Thousands of our neighbors struggle to fill their empty bellies every month. The reasons for their lack of food vary: low wages, rising cost of living, expensive health issues, job loss, and other life struggles. Fatigued parents go without to make sure their children eat. Too many kids start the day hungry, unable to focus in school. After a lifetime of working, New Mexico seniors face the hard choice: “Do I buy my medication or food?”

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