Cleveland, OH - WOIO & WUAB have been the proud TV media sponsors for the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland's "Walk for Hunger" for years.
This year the 5-k event (approximately 3.5 miles) takes place on Saturday, May 12th at 9:45 am beginning at Burke Lakefront Airport. This year WOIO & WUAB will be forming a team for all employees and friends/family who have interest in participating.
The goal is to get as many walkers as we can and raise more money than the other corporate teams.
- - 5-kilometer walk-a-thon thru downtown Cleveland starting and ending at Burke Lakefront Airport.
- - The over 2,000 volunteers and walkers in the event provide food for over 25,000 children though out the summer months when they don't have school meal plans available.
- - Sat., May 12th. Kick-off hosted by one of our wonderful news folks!
- - This is a very kid friendly event, so bring the whole family!!!
Some local Hunger facts:
- - The need for emergency food has risen 550% over the last 25 years. The largest increase has been among blue collar workers in Cleveland's suburbs.
- - Two-thirds of all hungry people in Cuyahoga County rely on the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland for food.
- - The hunger Network provides food to over 58,000 people EVERY month.
If you would like to help, you can either participate in the event and give a small donation ($35 will get you an event t-shirt but anything will help), or you can sponsor the 19 Action News team by donating here: